In accordance with the Dentsu Group Code of Conduct, based on the medium-term CSR strategy— stipulating the four key areas and common goal—the Group will continue contributing to the realization of a sustainable society by steadily promoting CSR activities worldwide.
Nations around the world face a number of social issues, including those that are environment-related, such as global warming, as well as human rights violations that are found in some countries and regions. Many of the issues are the result of corporate activities, since the increased social expectations and demands are causing companies to focus on a variety of activities to fulfill their responsibilities. The advertising industry being no exception, we have persevered in our effort to manage the impact on the environment and society.
However, the role that should be played by the advertising industry is far greater than we had anticipated. That said, we have a significant impact on consumer behavior as it relates to the buying of such goods as daily consumer items, and extends to once-in-a-lifetime major purchases. While being aware of the magnitude of the impact that advertising has on consumption, we also should remain aware of our responsibilities in terms of the fairness of the content and of goods and services that consumers purchase. When it comes to environmental and social impact, we believe advertising companies should bear in mind both direct and indirect impact.
Based on the above considerations, we developed a plan that defines the common goal of the Dentsu Group. The plan—involving the collection of data regarding the Group’s resources and knowledge in Japan and overseas—will be steadily executed with a view to realizing a sustainable society, and through the promotion of sustainable business activities.