Global Reporting Initiative Reports

GRI Indicator 102-12
Reporting Level Complete

List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses

IPG is committed to good corporate citizenship.

IPG is committed to operating as sustainably as possible. And we define sustainability broadly to include diversity and inclusion, the betterment of our communities and conducting our business in a way that is in sync with the long-term health of our planet.

IPG is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to report on the actions the company takes to advance these societal goals. Additionally, we are part of Common Ground, an initiative that brings together the companies in our sector in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  IPG has adopted Goal #6, access to water and sanitation, and is working on a number of initiatives in support of this goal including a partnership with charity: water that funded a rehabilitated hand pump for a well in Ethiopia, a community where about 70% of the population previously lacked access to clean water.

We also aim to strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. Every day, around the world, teams from our agencies are working in their local markets on projects that include raising awareness of child abuseencouraging sustainability in its offices and celebrating diversity and equal rights around the world.

Each year, IPG contributes financially as well as through in-kind donations to many organizations focused on economic justice, environmental, health and social impact,  that have a positive effect on the communities where our employees live and work. Below is a list of some of the organizations to which IPG has contributed during the past year.

Advertising Educational Foundation
American Advertising Federation
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Appeal of Conscience Foundation
Baruch College Fund
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Catalyst
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Children of Fallen Patriots
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Community Funds Inc.
Italian welfare League
James Lenox House Association
John A. Reisenbach Foundation
Lincoln Center Corporate Fund
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
National Academy Foundation
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
New Alternatives for Children
New York City Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
NYC Outward Bound Center
NYWICI Foundation
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for New York City
Ronald McDonald House of New York
She Runs It
St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters
The Advertising Council, Inc.
The Fund for Public Schools – IPG Scholarships
The New York Pops
The Paley Center for Media
Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey Foundation
Whitney Museum of American Art
Year Up, Inc.