Program and commitments
Mediaocean recognizes that Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) provides a framework for success as a driver of growth and innovation and is critical to achieve excellence. We are committed to serving our employees, clients, community, and the environment to protect human and planetary health. Our ESG and sustainability program allows Mediaocean to meet the growing sustainability values of our clients and enable employees to bring their full selves into their work to create a culture of sustainability in our company.
Our Sustainability team continues to develop and enhance policies and operational controls to reduce our environmental impact, ensure health and safety, and minimize social risk to ensure compliance. The Mediaocean Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team support the ESG team, which reports to our Corporate Operations team. This collaboration ensures that ESG is integrated into Mediaocean's corporate strategy, long-term growth, and legacy.
Mediaocean's ESG and sustainability program has created and adopted global policies, including Labor and Human Rights, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Corporate Ethics, and a Supplier Code of Conduct. These policies integrate sustainability throughout company operations. Our first comprehensive GHG assessment was conducted with Schneider Electric to measure Scopes 1, 2, and 3 for 2021 and create an Inventory Management Plan as a roadmap to guide GHG inventories annually. We have implemented a variety of office sustainability initiatives, including removing single-use plastics from our offices globally, creating an employee-based Green Team with over 50 members, and adopting an e-waste policy to reduce waste from electronics.
Certifications and initiatives
We undergo a yearly sustainability analysis through EcoVadis, a leading global provider of sustainability ratings and assessments for companies. In 2022 Mediaocean achieved a silver medal after completing a robust set of ESG policy review, carbon footprint analysis, and intense governance reporting to receive a silver medal. This score was a result of a collaborative effort between various departments at Mediaocean, including Compliance, Workplace Experience, DEI, and Finance, showcasing that everyone at Mediaocean has an important role to play in our ESG journey.
Our goals for 2023 involve improving our EcoVadis score and maintaining our silver medal while we conduct our annual Greenhouse Gas Footprint Analysis to ensure the most accurate and in-depth baseline to set climate goals and reduction targets.
In 2023, Mediaocean joined Ad Net Zero, an industry-wide initiative, to signal its support of our client and stakeholder goals to decarbonize the media ecosystem. We are dedicated to consistently improving our ESG efforts through our various sustainability initiatives and welcome partnership opportunities and collaborative initiatives to advance progress on combatting the climate crisis and to create a more sustainable future for all.
“Advertising has a crucial role to play in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable consumer economy, and it is energizing to see the powerful wave of support for sustainability growing across our industry. Mediaocean is proud to support the work of Ad Net Zero and its members to accelerate the adoption of industrywide solutions and combat the climate crisis.”
– Rebecca Hoeffler, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
We welcome partnership opportunities and collaborative initiatives to help combat the climate crisis and create a more sustainable future for all.
Please email email@example.com for more information or to inquire about how Mediaocean can support our stakeholders' ESG and sustainability goals.
Sustainability in the supply chain
Supplier code of conduct
Mediaocean is dedicated to corporate social responsibility as a business, supporting our mission to protect human and ecosystems health. Mediaocean’s ESG policies represent our commitment to be a sustainability leader in the technology industry by driving innovation and encouraging industry change.
The Mediaocean Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) outlines our expectations for suppliers and their employees, personnel, agents, and subcontractors. We trust companies to support this commitment to integrity while conducting business with or on behalf of Mediaocean and to provide their workforce with appropriate training on the applicable standard of ethical behavior and good governance. We expect our partners and service providers to emulate and adhere to these goals by complying with the SCoC.
Sustainable supply chain management
Mediaocean is committed to managing the environmental, social, and economic impact of its supply chain while promoting integrity, inclusivity, and transparency throughout the procurement process. This policy reflects Mediaocean’s effort to balance business needs in the procurement process with the cost and quality of goods and services along with the goal of creating positive social, environmental, economic, and human health impacts. For employees engaged in procurement decisions, the policy outlines procedures and considerations that will contribute to achieving the policy's objectives.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- Identify opportunities to create a more diverse supply chain.
- Encourage the selection of vendors who offer and promote sustainable and eco-friendly products and services, including durable or reusable products that minimize end-of-life disposal costs, products with low-waste packaging, and energy- and resource-efficient products.
- Drive the collection of data to identify greenhouse gas (GHG) hot spots in our supply chain.
- Promote adherence within Mediaocean’s supply chain to Mediaocean’s SCoC.
This policy describes the code of conduct for ethical behavior that all personnel are expected to follow. It also defines programs required to ensure compliance with locally applicable business ethics laws, as well as procedures that personnel use to escalate ethical concerns. Mediaocean is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities and requires all employees to complete corporate ethics training and annual refresher training.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- Set expectations for standards of individual professional behavior for all personnel at Mediaocean.
- Define how Mediaocean will comply with applicable laws on business ethics.
- Protect the rights of personnel to report concerns and wrongdoing.
Labor and human rights
Mediaocean believes that cultivating an environment that supports and respects the human and labor rights of individuals is an important component in the growth and development of our global business. This policy outlines the labor and human rights issues material to Mediaocean’s business and the procedures and programs in place to address these issues. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, temporary employees, and other workers at Mediaocean, including any personnel affiliated with third parties who have been given access to Mediaocean’s internal network.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- Define labor and human rights issues material to Mediaocean's business operations.
- Describe actions to address labor and human rights issues.
- Outline employee responsibilities to report suspected violations of labor or human rights as defined in this policy.