NEW YORK CITY, NY. (December 9, 2013) – Publicis Worldwide in the USA, a multi-service ad agency network within Publicis Groupe, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Publicis Worldwide in the USA joins the ranks of 303 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
Chief Talent Officer Patty Enright stated, “As a company that values diversity Publicis Worldwide is proud to have achieved 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. This score is a fantastic testament to our people and the culture of inclusion we have collectively created over the years. Every day we see examples of how our LGBT and ally employees add to the richness of our agency culture. We salute them and all the other companies who have scored so well on the 2014 CEI.”
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Publicis’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
Robert Camilleri, VP, Global Operations Dir. at Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Re-Founder/Co-Chair of Publicis Groupe Égalité added, “When Égalité was refounded in 2012 only two Publicis Groupe agencies were participating in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and neither of them had a perfect score. Égalité, Publicis Groupe’s LGBT and ally employee network, set out to meet with agency leaders, the Publicis Groupe Diversity Council and Re:Sources, the guardians of Publicis Groupe’s benefits, to advocate for policies that were as LGBT-inclusive as possible according to the Human Rights Campaign’s guidelines. In just two years we have made policy changes which have allowed eight Publicis Groupe agencies to score a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. I am incredibly humbled by and proud of the support and effort put forward by so many people across all levels of the company to make this happen.”
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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 Foundation
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.