Our Corporate Social Responsibility

As environmental, technological and political uncertainties loom, consumers expect brands to pursue more than just short-term business goals. Along with championing causes that are important to us, we build ethics and sustainability into our work, our policies and our practices.


WPP Modern Slavery Act Statement - WPP is committed to maintaining high ethical standards, protecting human rights and acting with honesty and integrity in everything we do. We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery, forced labour or human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain.


We are members of the United Nations Global Compact and committed to making progress against its ten principles, see United Nations Global Compact Index.


In line with the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018, WPP AUNZ has outlined its own modern slavery risk assessment process conducted in 2020 which you can read here.


We work with a growing number of brands on social and environmental issues, creating work that challenges stereotypes, changes minds and promotes healthier, more sustainable consumer choices.

Our companies also have long histories of pro bono work, offering their expertise to NGOs, not-for-profits and charities for little or no fee.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that greater diversity, inclusion and gender balance leads to more rewarding and successful workplaces.
In all our companies, WPP aims to create an environment in which everyone is treated equitably and has the same opportunities to develop in their career.


We also use targeted initiatives to encourage more inclusive environments:

CareerSeekers: A program for asylum seekers and refugees

CareerTrackers: Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander recruitment

Talent Rise: Education and job-ready programs for marginalised youth

R U ok?

Gavin Larkin, a senior leader at STW Group (now WPP AUNZ), started R U OK? in 2009, 14 years after his father took his own life. He wanted to honour his father and help protect other families from the same pain.

WPP AUNZ has since provided pro-bono support as well as creative and media expertise to the movement. Gavin passionately advocated that a conversation could change a life, before cancer ended his in 2011. In honour of Gavin, and all families who have lost a loved one to suicide, our support of R U OK? continues to this day.

AN Ethical foundation

We work to establish a consistent culture across all WPP AUNZ companies and locations, one that helps our people apply high standards and make the right decisions. All our companies share rigorous security standards, data privacy standards and anti-corruption measures.
You can read more about those standards and how we apply them in our Corporate Governance Statement.

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