NEW YORK CITY, NY. (November 15, 2012) – Publicis Worldwide in the USA clinched a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and won the title of one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” This list scores companies based on several criteria, including the inclusiveness provided by their non-discrimination policy for LGBT employees, the extent to which their benefits are equitable for LGBT employees and their spouses/partners, the availability of transgender-inclusive health benefits, the degree to which they demonstrate a public commitment to the LGBT community, the use of advertising respectful of the LGBT community, etc.
As a company that strives to create a safe and welcoming work environment for all of its very talented employees, Publicis Worldwide is proud to have achieved 100% on the 2013 CEI. Patty Enright, Chief Talent Officer of Publicis USA, weighed in on the rating, “I am incredibly proud of Publicis Worldwide in the USA for scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index. Providing an inclusive and welcoming work environment isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense in an increasingly competitive market. A diverse workforce helps enrich both our corporate culture and the business building work we imagine and bring to market for our clients.”
Together with Sandra Sims-Williams, Publicis Groupe’s Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s Robert Camilleri accepted this prestigious award on behalf of Publicis Worldwide during the annual awards ceremony. As Re-Founder and Co-Chair of Égalité, Publicis Groupe’s employee resource network for LGBT employees and their allies, Robert helped Publicis Groupe’s agencies evolve their internal policies in preparation for their participation in the HRC’s 2013 CEI.
Achieving a perfect score on the HRC’s 2013 CEI has put Publicis at the forefront of LGBT work reform, and the advertising agency plans to continue working to maintain its stellar rating.
About Publicis Worldwide in the USA
Publicis Worldwide in the USA is the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe S.A. Publicis Worldwide in the USA offices include New York-based Publicis Kaplan Thaler, San Francisco-based Riney, Publicis Dallas and Publicis Seattle. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.