My whole career has been driven by a constant desire for excellence, a strong emphasis on design and an obsession with always, always using our advertising based business model to serve the community. Jean-Claude Decaux


Sustainable development

Because of our position at the heart of communities worldwide, we feel a great responsibility to develop innovative solutions in response to environmental challenges and integrate sustainability into the fabric of our products.  In 2014, the Sustainable Development Strategy was implemented across the JCDecaux Group and today it is active in almost 50 countries.


We are committed to making the built environment better. We support our partners in their development through innovative solutions and business practices which integrate sustainable developments with highly functional operations.



In 2019, the JCDecaux Group became the first Out-of-Home operator to join the RE100 initiative, reaffirming its worldwide commitment to fight climate change. 


The RE100 is a global leadership initiative for companies committed to 100% renewable electricity. This move underlines the Group’s current objective of sourcing 100% of its electricity consumption from renewable electricity by 2022. In the UK we achieved this pledge in 2019.  


Rated on CDP A List

JCDecaux is one of a small number of high-performing companies out of 1000s that are scored on the A List each year.


Published each year, CDP’s environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP to assess the 8,400 responding companies, allocating a score of A to D based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. 

JCDecaux, already rated on the CDP’s List since 2011, was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.

Six strategic priorities

JCDecaux’s priorities are born out of the three core pillars of sustainable development and encompass all its business activities.


Environmental priorities

Reduceour energy consumption
Reduceour other environmental impacts


Social priorities

Deploy a group-wide health & safety policy
Implement an ambitious group-wide social policy


 Stakeholder priorities

Reinforce sustainable development in the purchasing policy
Strengthen employees commitment towards sustainable development

Tread lightly

JCDecaux was founded on a sustainable business model, providing a service in exchange for advertising revenue. This principle is now woven into the fabric of the business through a comprehensive approach to corporate social responsibility.


Find out more about a specific area of our sustainability commitments.