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Publicis USA Earns Top Marks on Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index

CEI_2014_ReleaseNEW 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.”

EgaliteLionLogoThe 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 USAPublicis 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.

HumanRightsCampaignAbout 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.

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P&G Recognizes Publicis Worldwide as Top Performing Global Partner

Tells Top Strategic Business Partners that Focus is on Growth and Value Creation

CINCINNATI (October 28, 2013) -The Procter & Gamble Company has recognized its top performing external business partners at its annual External Business Partner Recognition Dinner. Nearly 80 top suppliers and agencies attended the annual event to recognize and celebrate key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence.

Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike.”

AGLafleyMr. Lafley added that the collective capabilities of the companies and individuals in P&G’s global partner network offered a powerful competitive advantage. During his presentation he highlighted the contributions from a number of external business partners helping P&G innovate across its global supply chain.

Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos built upon that. “Product Supply works hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners, exploring every aspect to innovate, drive out costs, and serve our customers and consumers better,” he said. When we collaborate with our supply chain partners, we create consumer value and competitive advantage for P&G.”

Among P&G’s more than 82,000 suppliers and agencies, fifteen received the highest honor of being named “External Business Partner of the Year.”

P&GAwards4“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer. “Our external business partners are a critical part of the P&G team and a true competitive advantage.”

In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year” awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G’s internal performance management system earned Excellence Awards. Publicis Worldwide in the USA was among the 77 external business partners receiving this distinction.

Thirty-six of this year’s Excellence Award winners were also winners in 2012, including Publicis Worldwide, winning for a fourth straight year in-a-row. P&G works with all business partners to reach excellence levels, and therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that can be achieved.

Susan Gianinno, Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Worldwide in the USA added, “No other agency has won this award for four consecutive years.  This is a monumental achievement and one which we never take for granted.  The only way we keep winning is that our teams working on P&G never stop striving to be even better. This is a source of pride and of great accomplishment.  Congratulations to all of our P&G teams (and all those who work to support these teams) for making us all look so good and feel so proud.”

For a full list of award recipients, visit P&G’s Corporate Newsroom.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About Publicis Worldwide in the USA
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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.

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Publicis Receives Perfect Score On The Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index

HRC Corp Equality IndexNEW 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.

Human Rights Campaign Corp Equality IndexAs 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 USAPublicis 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.

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