McCann Worldgroup has announced its commitment to become a net zero emissions company by 2040.
The global marketing network company has also launched a sustainability department to commit to and drive forward its green agenda, which includes sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
Jaclyn Kaminski, a Director of Business Leadership at McCann London will lead the department and will be responsible for embedding sustainability throughout the company’s global business strategy, operations and culture.
Her remit includes leading McCann Worldgroup’s net zero transition, developing an internal sustainability education strategy, global partnership strategy, management of the company’s carbon footprint analysis and client engagement.
She has been directing the company’s first global carbon footprint analysis to ensure all employees understand the impact the business has on the planet.
Bill Kolb, Chairman and CEO of McCann Worldgroup said: “We are far past the stage where we can talk about being a more responsible corporate citizen when it comes to sustainability – we need to take action. And we are. I am excited to announce our new sustainability department within McCann Worldgroup. Sustainability across the network is critical to our future growth – for our clients, our communities, our employees and our partners.
“The decisions we make now will determine the course of the next 30 years and beyond. Therefore, as a first step, we completed a global carbon footprint analysis. These learnings will inform our first phase of global sustainability commitments and carbon reduction strategies. We have also committed, alongside many of our client partners, to achieve net zero. And we are committing to establishing and meeting science-based targets.”