Governance

Omnicom is committed to strengthening our governing structure, building a board of directors with exceptional experience and diverse points of view, and ensuring that across our networks and agencies, we are upholding the highest ethical standards.

A Strong and Diverse Board

Omnicom believes that workplace diversity creates value for the Company, enhances the quality of work we create for clients and fosters a positive corporate culture. This commitment to diversity starts within the boardroom. Our Board includes six women, a majority, and four African Americans, including Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., our Lead Independent Director.

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Board Refreshment

In 2015, we undertook a Board Refreshment initiative that has led to a number of meaningful steps, including expanding the responsibilities of our Lead Independent Director, adopting a mandatory retirement age for Board members, and bringing greater diversity into the Board and committee leadership.

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Human Rights and Anti-Corruption

Omnicom operates in an increasingly complex global environment and is committed to supporting and respecting human rights. In 2018, we introduced our new Human Rights Policy, and also an updated Code of Business Conduct, for which we plan to roll out training across Omnicom in the second half of 2018. We also implemented global policies to ensure our compliance with the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, which took effect on May 25, 2018.

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Policies

Our commitment to the highest ethical standards in the communities where we do business is outlined in our Human Rights Policy and Code of Business Conduct. Our Environmental Policy outlines our approach to minimize Omnicom’s environmental impact, and we’re also a signatory to the United Nation’s Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.