Ipsos Adheres to United Nations Global Compact Principles

Monday, January 26, 2009

Paris, France - Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the adhesion of Ipsos to the United Nations Global Compact initiative.

This membership which was approved by the Ipsos Board of Directors on December 17th, 2008, is part of the programme “Taking Responsibility” aiming at developing Ipsos initiatives in Corporate and Social Responsibility.

The United Nations Global Compact was launched in 2000 with the primary objective of aligning business with universal social and environmental values. Companies that adhere to the Global Compact commit to “embracing, supporting and enacting” ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The ten principles are derived from internationally recognised standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

Didier Truchot declared: “As an international group that operates in more than 100 countries, Ipsos has a role to play in making business a driver for sustainability. By adhering to the UN Global Compact, Ipsos shows its long-run commitment to expand and grow responsibly, i.e. in ways that benefit local economies and societies.”

Ipsos will release its 2008 revenues and a trading update on February 12th, 2009. The 2008 full results and financial statements will be released on March 18th, 2009.

For more information on this news release, please contact:
Catherine Roussiès
Group Communications Director
+33 1 41 98 90 05

About Ipsos
Ipsos is a leading global survey-based market research company, owned and managed by research professionals. Ipsos helps interpret, simulate, and anticipate the needs and responses of consumers, customers, and citizens around the world.

Member companies assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media. They measure public opinion around the globe.

Ipsos member companies offer expertise in advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs research, as well as forecasting, modeling, and consulting. Ipsos has a full line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel, and online research products and services, guided by industry experts and bolstered by advanced analytics and methodologies. The company was founded in 1975 and has been publicly traded since 1999.

In 2007, Ipsos generated global revenues of €927.2 million ($1.27 billion U.S.).

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Ipsos Adheres to United Nations Global Compact Principles

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Catherine Roussies
Director of Communications