Each member of our board of directors and leadership team has extensive experience and diverse perspectives to ensure ethical standards are upheld and exemplary oversight is maintained across our networks and agencies. Six of our board members are women and four are African American, including Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., our Lead Independent Director.
Our Code of Business Conduct underscores our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards. The Code spells out what we value, what we believe and the policies that all Omnicom employees – both full- and part-time, at every level, in every location around the world – must uphold. With an enhanced Code of Business Conduct rolled out across the Omnicom network in 2018, we focused on, and achieved, our goal to establish business ethics and/or antibribery training for our full-time, regular employees worldwide in 2019.
By the nature of our business, we rely extensively on information technology systems at Omnicom and all our agencies and networks. We have systems and processes in place to protect against, detect, prevent, monitor, respond to and mitigate cybersecurity incidents. In 2019, we implemented a cloud access security broker, which restricts the use of several unsupported cloud platforms for storing documents or collaborating. This enables us to better control data storage and manage the security of our clients’ intellectual property.
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 Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.