Omnicom Holding Germany GmbH and its subsidiaries are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights adopted in 2011 and to protecting the environment. It is our responsibility to ensure that our business activities are in harmony with people and the environment.
We are therefore committed to respecting and strengthening human rights and preventing human rights violations. This commitment applies to our own business activities as well as to our suppliers.
This policy statement explains where human rights are relevant to our business and what steps we take to protect human rights. It applies to all subsidiaries.
Omnicom Holding Germany GmbH respects the human rights of its employees. Cooperation is characterised by mutual respect, responsibility, appreciation, transparency, trust and openness. The equal treatment of all employees is a fundamental principle of our corporate culture.
We describe our expectations of our employees in our Code of Conduct and train our employees on this regularly.
Omnicom Holding Germany GmbH is committed to respecting and strengthening human rights in its supply chain and to preventing human rights violations, which is why we continuously check where there are particular risks of human rights violations and environmental damage in our supply chains.
Omnicom Holding Germany GmbH will not undertake any assignments that show the violation of human rights. Where relevant, we will work with our clients on human rights issues and comply with clients’ policies on human rights in marketing.
We also promote awareness and respect for human rights by offering our services to human rights, educational and environmental organisations free of charge or at reduced fees.
We ask our employees as well as our suppliers and business partners to support us in respecting fundamental rights.
Complaints about human rights violations or disregard for our organisation’s environmental standards can be submitted verbally or in text form via our whistleblower platform, anonymously of course.
Details on the submission of reports and their subsequent handling can be found
in our whistleblower policy via this link.
The management of Omnicom Holding Germany GmbH supervises the implementation of and compliance with the “Declaration of Principles on Respect for Human Rights” and fulfils its responsibility with appropriate risk management using measures described above and below: