Advertising, marketing and PR

JCDecaux UK

JCDecaux is the world’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company, reaching relevant audiences in over 80 countries. From energy reduction to contributing to the local economy, JCDecaux is committed to embedding sustainability into every aspect of its business operations.
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Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: UK operations – Brentford, London, Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth, Newport, Leeds, Edinburgh

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Other Fuels, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Paper, Homeworking (excluded
from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

12,459.2 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

25.7 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

2,148.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

4.4 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 7 SDG’s


Certification story

JCDecaux UK, the brand-first digital media company that is bringing new opportunities to the market for its clients and partners, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is JCDecaux’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. JCDecaux’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 12,459.2 tCO2e. JCDecaux’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 25.7 tCO2e. 

Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.

Since certifying to Planet Mark, JCDecaux has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. Over the next year, the company will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, JCDecaux will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Welcome, JCDecaux, to the Planet Mark community. I’m so pleased to see JCDecaux’s first year of Planet Mark certification. The company has high ambitions for sustainable change, and certification brings robust measurement and attainable targets to complement their ambition. JCDecaux’s team are already environmentally minded, so I have every confidence in witnessing successful, continued reduction in their carbon footprint.”

Certification story

JCDecaux’s partners are sensitive to sustainable development, so the company has also the core of the Group’s strategy, establishing it as a key factor in innovation, differentiation, and competitiveness. The company has set itself concrete objectives regarding strategic sustainable development priorities.  Applied to all its entities, they cover every operational aspect of business, from the conception and production of products and services to commitment towards employees.

JCDecaux has developed several methods to limit energy consumption. For new street furniture, the company is systematically using LED lighting and, on existing stock, going back and replacing older technologies. They prioritise renewably-sourced electricity: in 2015, 37% of its consumption was covered by renewable electricity. The company is also seeking to reduce its fuel consumption by renewing the vehicle fleet and training employees in eco-driving. The company also strives to operate as locally as possible, to be closer to its partners, and to benefit the planet. The company also harvests rainwater for its local operations and uses sustainable ink and paper sources.  

Future target

Reach net zero carbon by 2030

JCDecaux is a member of the Race to Zero Campaign and joins a wide range of governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions.

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