Environmental Governance & Policies
At Omnicom, our commitment to sustainability starts at the very top. Our efforts are guided by our Environment Policy, a key part of the overarching Omnicom Global Citizenship and Sustainability Policy. The Omnicom Environment Policy addresses tracking and reporting our environmental impact, reducing emissions and energy use, incorporating sustainable building practices where possible and increasing our focus on waste management.
Strategic Alliance Services (SAS) – Omnicom's strategic sourcing division – coordinates various preferred vendor programs. Our preferred vendor partners provide solutions and options that enable our agencies to develop, implement and manage strategic sourcing to meet their sustainability goals.
Over the years, we have engaged outside experts to help us refine and strengthen our environmental efforts. These third-party partners help us arrive at a more complete picture of our companywide energy consumption levels, and identify reduction strategies. Partnerships include:
- Seven Utility Management: Provides us with procurement analysis and advice for the U.S. energy market, to ensure that Omnicom obtains the most advantageous utility contracts based on the available terms and conditions.
- McKinnon & Clarke: To assist with our energy reduction efforts in the United Kingdom, Omnicom works with leading global energy consultancy McKinnon & Clarke. The company provides energy procurement analysis and helps us meet the objectives of the U.K.'s Carbon Reduction Commitment.
For the past several years, Omnicom has actively been working with some 40 agencies in our U.K. network – comprising more than 130 office sites – to collect data and prepare reporting information for the United Kingdom's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme. Data collected is used to produce league tables that enable companies to compare their energy-saving efforts with those of their peers.