Omnicom is committed to continually strengthening the structure and policies that govern our business. Each member of our board of directors has extensive experience and diverse perspectives to ensure ethical standards are upheld and exemplary oversight is maintained across our networks and agencies.
Diversity in our Board Composition and Leadership
Omnicom believes that workplace diversity creates value for the company, enhances the quality of work we create for clients and is a cornerstone of our positive corporate culture. This commitment to diversity starts within the boardroom. Six of our board members are women and four are African American, including Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., our Lead Independent Director.
Ethics and Integrity
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 2020.
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. With most of our workforce operating remotely in 2020, we enhanced the security of our systems by implementing a platform that detects and responds to threats across the enterprise. This new capability gives us an added layer of protection in addition to other systems and processes we have in place to prevent, monitor and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
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 a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. In 2020, we finalized our Supplier Code of Conduct, detailing the high standards we expect from those who provide goods and services to us.