The Ipsos approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always incorporated three critical elements – Social, Societal and Environmental. This information not only gives us insight into benchmarking our performance, around the world, but also provides a basis for our improvement.
A CSR commitment wherever Ipsos operates
Since 2008 the Group has subscribed to the UN Global Compact for respecting ten universal principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and combating corruption. The CSR policy management tools include “The Green Book”, the Ipsos Professional Code of Conduct, and the “Book of Policies and Procedures”, supplemented by a whistle-blowing procedure.
The program has been created in 2008 with 3 main principles:
- Adhering to the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact;
- Reducing our environmental footprint;
- Increasing our social impact with the creation of the Ipsos Foundation to educate disadvantaged children and youth worldwide.
Ipsos is committed to educational access through its Foundation. In 2014, the Group launched the Ipsos Foundation to create social impact where it is located, with an endowment of a half million euros. Its mission is to carry out educational programmes for underprivileged children and adolescents in the world.
The Ipsos Foundation currently supports 10 non-profit groups mainly dedicated to rebuilding schools, support of children and families in need, challenging health, social and economic situations.
As an international company, Ipsos’ growth strategy takes account of the ecological and environmental impact of its business activities.
Ipsos set up in many countries environmental policies to sensitise its teams to the practices of reduction of waste, energy consumption and our carbon footprint.
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to adopt a legal commitment to achieve ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions by 2050. As an organisation, Ipsos has gone further and is committed to reaching net zero emissions in the UK by 2026. Read about our current emissions, our targets for reduction and the initiatives we have in place to support our sustainability agenda within our business and across our supply chain in our Carbon Reduction Plan.
Focusing on reducing our environmental impact and contributing to local communities, we have a Wider World Committee at each of our major sites (made up of staff volunteers) to drive local action and communicate our activities internally and externally.
Socially conscious actions in the world: 51 of our countries have developed charitable* activities in 2015.
*Source: “Taking Responsibility”, online annual survey of managers in 73 countries representing 92% Ipsos’ business.
Since 2008, Ipsos in Kenya has been supporting the Research Clubs of Africa (RCA) in order to introduce secondary school students to research and opinion polls.
|Preventing and treating cancer in Saudi Arabia. Ipsos in Saudi Arabia supports a campaign for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, started by members of the royal family.|
Find some other examples of actions from Ipsos employees.