Corporate Social Responsibility


Publicis Groupe’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy continues to evolve closely with the Groupe’s transformation. Its objective is to improve the Groupe’s actions and results across different themes, in the spirit of continuous progress.

A Global Approach

Publicis Groupe’s CSR strategy focuses on three major stakeholders groups: Talents (Employees), Clients & Partners and the Society (citizen-consumers), each with their own specific set of priorities. In 2015, Publicis Groupe also opted to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to support the achievement of some of them. CSR activity is carried out over the short and long term and is always conducted with a spirit of clarity, transparency and rigor. The Groupe’s CSR strategy involves all subsidiaries, some of which are subject to an external audit in order to demonstrate tangible results.


Publicis Groupe’s CSR reporting system, beyond the French law (Grenelle 2 – art.225), follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) guidelines, the guiding OECD principles and draws inspiration from the ISO 26000 and SASB frameworks. Publicis Groupe was the first communications group to sign the UN’s Global Compact initiative in 2003. In the same way, it signed the UN’s “Caring for the Climate” initiative in 2007, and has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2009, as part of a collective effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Materiality Analysis

In 2015, the Groupe conducted a more in-depth materiality analysis and refined its key CSR challenges that may impact its performance over the short, mid and long terms. As a result of this analysis carried out in close collaboration with stakeholders, the following issues have been identified:

  • For Talents (employees): support their professional development, champion diversity and inclusion, and improve employee retention
  • For Clients & Partners: communicate with responsible marketing strategies, employing clear ethical rules and including suppliers in the rollout
  • For Society (citizen-consumers): be clearer on data protection in the digital ecosystem, and enhance our positive impact on society

Questions of Ethics & Governance that remain central and transversal, and the impact of our activities on the Environment, are carefully monitored at all times.

Materiality Analysis
Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy

CHAIRMAN & CEO of Publicis Groupe

Our employees are our engine. Our clients are our “raison d’être” and a constant source of motivation. In today’s digital world we want to encourage attractive, astonishing and innovative communication that is useful and respectful for everyone.







    35 YEARS


  • 60.2M

    Of investment in communities via pro bono campaigns & volunteering actions in 2015

  • 5TeqCO2

    Carbon intensity per capita
    (Total 2015 GHG emissions : 381 266 TeqCO2)


  • CSR Report 2015

    12/31/2015 - CSR Report

  • UNGC COP 2015-2016

    12/31/2015 - Global Compact

  • Registration Document 2015

    12/31/2015 - Document de référence

  • CSR Procurement Guidelines

    12/31/2015 - CSR Charter

  • CSR Framework - Janus (Code of Ethics)

    12/31/2015 - Code of Ethics

  • Values - Janus (Code of Ethics)

    12/31/2015 - Code of Ethics

  • 2014 Registration Document – CSR Extract Chap 2.4

    05/24/2015 - CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2014

    05/24/2015 - CSR Report

  • Publicis Groupe Sponsorship Charter

    12/31/2014 - CSR Charter

  • UNGC COP 2013-2014

    08/28/2014 - UNGC COP

  • CSR Extract of the 2013 Registration document (chap1.4)

    03/13/2014 - CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2012

    05/24/2013 - CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2011

    05/24/2012 - CSR Report

  • UNGC COP 2010-2011

    12/05/2011 - UNGC COP

  • CSR Report 2010

    05/24/2011 - CSR Report

  • UNGC COP 2009-2010

    12/05/2010 - UNGC COP

  • CSR Report 2009

    05/24/2010 - CSR Report

  • UNGC COP 2008-2009

    12/05/2009 - UNGC COP

  • Publicis Groupe Sponsorship Charter

    01/01/2009 - Others

  • UNGC COP 2007-2008

    12/05/2008 - UNGC COP

  • Publicis Groupe Principles and Values

    01/01/1994 - Others

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