As the third largest communications group in the world operating in 108 countries, Publicis Groupe comprises more than 1,200 legal entities including over 800 active business units and agencies.
Our approach: To concile ethical business practices and economic profitability.
Third pillar of our CSR policy, the corporate governance addresses a number of complex subjects underpinned by the necessity to take account of our role as an economic and social actor on the local and global levels throughout the world. And we are particularly watchful of the understanding and respect of our ethics, everywhere on the globe. These subjects are thoroughly examined and overseen either by the Groupe MD, CFO and/or General counsel, a great number of subjects having to do with governance or the Groupe's financial performance are fully detailed in the Registration Document.
Publicis Groupe has consistently endeavored to anticipate market developments and consumer behaviors in order to best serve its clients, giving them the tools to benefit from winning trends that could deliver progress, growth and savings.
Communication is both the mirror and the engine of society and our duty is to act in a responsible and ethical manner. Our efforts to participate actively in the industry's changing practices and norms in order to achieve better standards are reflected in several initiatives: Drafting of the user's guide for ISO 26000 Guidance applicable to communication professions, adopted by the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) in 2012, or the Groupe's active participation in finalizing the new edition of the Consolidated ICC Code "Advertising and Marketing Communication Practice - Consolidated Code". This code remains the global reference for best practices.
For more information: 2012 CSR Report, chap.3, p. 40 to 43.
CSR Report 2012
Publicis Groupe Principles and Values
Publicis Groupe Sponsorship Charter
Code of Conduct : Groupe Standards of Conduct and Behavior
Code of Conduct : Specific Standards of Conduct for Groupe CEO, Groupe
UNGC COP 2012-2013