Reduced year over year energy use by more than 10%+
Increased use of electricity from renewable resources by 10.6%
Reduced GHG emissions by approximately 8%
Our Environmental Policy outlines our approach to minimize our impact by encouraging our companies to consider their environmental footprint. In 2018, we made progress against our goals:
GOAL: Reduce energy use by 20% per person globally by 2023, using a 2015 baseline
PROGRESS: Approximately 18% reduction per person globally per 2015 baseline
GOAL: Increase use of electricity from renewable energy sources globally to 20% by 2023
PROGRESS Approximately 2.5% increase in use of electricity from renewable sources per 2015 baseline
In 2018, we continued to reduce our global energy footprint, using approximately 153,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy, a reduction in excess of 10% compared to 2017.
We reduced our company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 8% in 2018 compared to 2017. This reduction is achieved in business travel emissions, down 9% compared to 2017 and purchased electricity emissions, down nearly 16% year-over-year.
As part of Omnicom’s strategy to reduce our carbon footprint, we derive a portion of our electricity needs from renewable sources. In 2018, total electricity purchased from renewable resources increased approximately 2.5% year-over-year to 10.6% in 2018.
TBWA\NEBOKO, creative partner of global adidas Running, helped create a campaign for the latest UltraBOOST running shoe. The shoe’s upper knit is made of Parley Ocean Plastic™, a proprietary textile of Parley for the Oceans, made from recycled plastic retrieved from coastal communities. TBWA\NEBOKO partnered with production house Psyop and animation studio Golden Wolf to create a stop-motion animation in which the upper knit is used as a canvas where the UltraBOOST Parley story is told through beautiful embroidery.