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Redefining Value With Our Second Global Responsibility Report

3 minute read | June 2018

Today we published our second Nielsen Global Responsibility Report. The report captures our performance and progress on our long term ESG-focused (environmental, social and governance) initiatives that drive continuous value and improvement for our business and stakeholders. The report covers 2016 and 2017 and contains our forward-looking strategy and goals as a company. It also clearly outlines how Nielsen’s ESG efforts connect to our most critical business issues, including diversity representation and inclusion, and data privacy, security and integrity.

Mitch Barns
A Message from Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen

In our second Global Responsibility Report, we explore how we are expanding what it means to create value as a company.

It’s through our holistic approach to cultivating a corporate responsibility and sustainability mindset that we createand multiplyvalue for our company, our people, our shareholders, and our world. We recognize that to do it right, value creation must be collaborative, inclusive and focused on the long term.

Today, we see this happening in areas in and beyond our company, such as our commitment to investing in meaningful development opportunities for our associates, addressing the risks related to climate change in our own global operations, or using our powerful, world-class data for good. I’m excited to share these results from 2016 and 2017 as we remain focused on our forward-looking strategy. Among the highlights, we:

As detailed in our inaugural value creation model, our mission as a company is to fuse data, science, and the talents of our people to provide measurement and improvement for the clients and markets we serve, ultimately creating value and yielding greater prosperity for all. In my letter to shareholders in Nielsen’s Annual Report, I highlighted the efficiency implications of the productivity initiatives that we’re undertaking through our Path to 2020. When you consider these in the full context of our value proposition, it’s clear that this focus on the long-term sustainability of Nielsen adds a necessary dimension to our overall business strategy.

I hope you are as energized as I am by the possibilities ahead, which include refining, and in some cases, redefining, our understanding of how we create value. It’s only through consistent measurement, learning and engagement with a variety of stakeholders that we’ll continue to deliver value in the fast-changing world and diverse communities in which we operate.