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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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Publicis Groupe’s Égalité Raises $19K for 2013 AIDS Walk New York

NEW YORK CITY, NY (May 19, 2013) – In 1986 the GMHC, a charity devoted to AIDS research and prevention, launched their first annual fundraising event: A 10K walk through New York City. Today, the event attracts thousands of patrons who walk through much of Central Park. What was once a small event to generate awareness of the AIDS epidemic has evolved into a massive culmination of survivors, supporters and medical professionals.

942629_202618583195572_1464234829_nThe Publicis Groupe employee resource network for LGBT employees and their allies, Égalité, participated in this year’s AIDS Walk New York with a team of roughly 100 employees raising money and 40 walking. Collectively they raised $19,420 for GMHC and braved a day-long rain storm during the walk. Égalité and other Publicis employees who participated continued the rich tradition of service held by the Publicis Groupe.

Since 1986 almost 900,000 people have walked, raising an astounding 128 million dollars in support of GMHC, which is now one of the largest AIDS service organizations in existence. The 28th annual AIDS Walk New York brought a massive crowd of 30,000 brave participants to Central Park in the non-stop rain. Dozens of corporate sponsors, hundreds of corporate teams, and tens of thousands of individual walkers collectively raised over 5.5 million dollars and online donations of roughly 4.4 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Craig R. Miller“At the first AIDS Walk New York, thousands of visionary men and women, some of whom are still working with us today, came together as a community to change the course of the epidemic,” said Craig R. Miller, AIDS Walk New York Founder and Senior Organizer. “Through this effort, we have done just that, and the end of AIDS is now within our grasp. Today’s incredible turnout and fundraising result of $5,504,281 tells me the AIDS Walk New York community of today is as committed as ever to supporting GMHC and to giving rise to a generation free from HIV.”

The AIDS Walk New York is currently the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. To get involved or donate today click here.

About GMHC
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GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported, and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. We provide prevention and care services to men, women, and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City. We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide. For more information, please visit gmhc.org.

About AIDS Walk New York
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Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $133 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. In 2013 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of more than 3,000 corporate and community teams, raised over $5.5 million for GMHC and 40 other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. For more information, please visit aidswalk.net/newyork.

About MZA Events
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AIDS Walk New York was founded in 1986 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $373 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit mzaevents.com.

About Publicis Groupe
parisPublicis Groupe is one of the world’s leading communications groups. We offer the full range of services and skills: Digital (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi), creative services (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi), public affairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP), media strategy, planning and buying (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and healthcare communications, with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Present in 108 countries, the Groupe employs 58,000 professionals.

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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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