Our pillars

What’s Havas Impact+?

The mission of Havas Impact+, our CSR programme, is to encourage our agencies to harness the power of creative ideas through action and communication to bring about positive change in society and help our clients become a force for good.

Havas Impact+ structures our six CSR commitments around three key pillars: environment, meaningful communication, and people.

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Our Havas Impact+ journey
2003
UN Global Compact

We were the first Communications Group to sign the UN Global Compact, to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2009
Tck Tck Tck

We partnered with the UN and Kofi Annan to launch the ‘Tck Tck Tck : Time for Climate Justice’ campaign, alongside the world’s first musical petition featuring over 50 global artists. This year we also developed our sustainability strategy and set up 6 ambitious objectives to guide all our practices and businesses and operate as a responsible business.

2016
UN Common Ground

We joined the UN Common Ground Initiative and adopted the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts as our main focus.

2018
Grand Prix for Good

We won the Grand Prix for Good in Cannes for the ‘Palau Pledge’ campaign and we received the UN Peace Medal for the campaign ‘Making Friends Across Religions’. This year we also launched the Havas Climate Solidarity initiative, to offset the carbon footprint created by producing campaigns for clients.

2020
Havas Impact+

We launched Havas Impact+, a unique brand structuring our six sustainability commitments around three key pillars: environment, meaningful communication, and people. We also introduced the first multimedia carbon calculator in France.

2021
Reducing our emissions

Committed to the environment, the first step in the Group’s strategy is to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, we have launched a bold climate strategy aimed at reducing these emissions by more than 60% by 2025. From 2025 onwards, Havas has set itself the objective of contributing to a global net zero carbon strategy by adopting an approach aligned with the Paris Agreements.

Awards and Recognitions

Ecovadis Gold Medal

Havas Group has been awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal in recognition of our sustainability performance. The Group is ranked among the best suppliers in the Advertising and Market Research category.

Most sustainable company in the communications industry

Havas Group was named “Most Sustainable Company in the Communications Industry” by World Finance magazine in November 2019.

ISO 14001 certification

After Spain and the UK, France implemented a performing Environmental Management System (EMS) and obtained the ISO 14001 certification. The ISO 14001 Certification ensures an organisation’s Environmental Management System is compliant with the ISO standards. When an organisation is awarded this certification, it means that its systems are reducing its environmental impact as well as increasing its operating efficiency. The certification is awarded by an external body, and offers assurance to company management, employees, and external stakeholders that a business is conscious of its carbon footprint and is taking concrete action to fight climate change. Recently, 32 French-based entities within Havas Group have been awarded this certification. These join 35 additional global entities who have been certified which means that 28% of the Group is now operating under the standards of the ISO 14001 certification.

B Corp certification

Three Havas Group agencies have achieved B Corp certification: Havas London, Havas New York, and Havas Lemz in the Netherlands.

Most responsible companies in France

Havas Group is proud to be included in the list of the most responsible companies in France, published by Le Point and Statista. A great recognition of the efforts made by our teams through our CSR approach.