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PATH TO NET-ZERO we announced three new industry-leading environmental goals in October 2020: achieve net-zero emissions by 2025, move to zero waste The UN Global Compact has designated this and plan for water risk. the “decade to deliver” on the UN SDGs and the Our environmental strategy focuses on promise of a greener, more equitable future. three areas: Meaningful climate action requires collaboration between businesses, individuals, governments • Helping our clients achieve their goals, and nongovernmental organizations. We are including transitioning to low-carbon energy, committed to enabling global cooperation migrating to greener IT and responsible among business leaders to achieve a low-carbon value chains future. The calls for business action grew louder • Reducing our own footprint, including carbon in 2020 as the world navigated unprecedented emissions, waste generation and water impact challenges, including the ongoing, intensifying climate crisis as well as the global pandemic. • Engaging our people to innovate to address key environmental issues At this unique moment when the world is reimagining how to work and live, we have an Reducing our environmental impact is built into opportunity to change the business of business our Code of Business Ethics (COBE) and our core by incorporating sustainable practices into the values, specifically Stewardship. These inform our design of operations. Environmental Responsibility Policy, which was established in 2007 and is reviewed annually by Through our own actions and our work with our Environment governance group. clients and ecosystem partners, we are helping to transform the global economy into a more sustainable marketplace. In this context, Prashant, Specialist – Marketing & Communications, Art Direction, Gurugram, India United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020 | 34

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