Environment

Reducing our carbon footprint

Our ambition is to become the leading communications group on environmental issues and contribute to a global net zero carbon strategy by adopting an approach aligned with the Paris Agreements.

We commit to:

  • Taking the lead in the creation and diffusion of responsible communications throughout our agencies and in collaborations with clients and partners
  • Maintaining our commitment to collaborative efforts in reducing climate change
Our environmental strategy

Our environmental strategy

We perform under an ISO 14001-certified global Environmental Management System (EMS) in major markets and we have implemented an environmental policy with ambitious objectives (2018-2024):

Our objectives (2018-2024)

60% decrease
in GHG emissions (2018-2024)
5%
decrease in electricity consumption
25%
of total electricity consumption from renewable sources
20%
decrease of non-hazardous waste generation
100%
use of recycled and/or certified paper
40%
decrease in paper consumption
100%
of agencies implementing recycling programmes

Our 2021 Environmental Key Figures

22%
increase in paper consumption
38%
renewable energy
72%
of all employees have access to waste recycling programmes
72%
of paper consumption is from recycled and/or certified sources
20 827 t.eq CO2
for the group that represents 1,0 T.EQ CO2 per employee
467 tons
of non-hazardous waste that equals 23 kg per employee

Our environmental roadmap

We will achieve our objectives by:
  • Reducing our non-essential travel and compensating our flight GHG emissions when possible
  • Scouting renewable energy solutions for our agencies
  • Increasing energy efficiency programmes in our Villages
  • Implementing recycling systems in our agencies
  • Setting up plans to reduce paper use and increase document digitalisation
  • Reducing single-use plastic use

Evolution of GHG Emissions T.EQ CO2 (2018-2024)

Our low-carbon products and services

A key element to our bold environmental strategy is the Havas Meaningful Impact programme. An initiative that seeks to manage and reduce the GHG emissions of our products and services. We do it by implementing eco-friendly practices in the production and broadcast of our campaigns, as well as adopting carbon calculators to measure GHG emissions.

Two-step approach:

Havas Climate Solidarity

Launched in 2018, this initiative offers the possibility to our clients to contribute financially to offset their carbon footprint due to the production of a campaign. We partner with Pur Projet on ecosystem restoration through agroforestry, land restoration and forest conservation offsetting projects in Peru and France.

Havas Carbon Impact

Havas Media France implemented the first Carbon Impact Calculator for its clients’ multi-media campaigns in 2020. The agency now informs its partners of the carbon impact of their campaigns and proposes environmentally friendly solutions.

For all our latest results, you can read our 2021 CSR report here