NEW YORK, December 5, 2016— Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) has achieved perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) survey, a nationally recognized benchmarking tool for corporate inclusive policies, benefits and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition to being highly rated, Omnicom has been designated as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the HRC Foundation.
SVP, Chief Diversity Officer Tiffany R. Warren said, “Talent is the lifeblood of Omnicom, and we strongly believe that valuing individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experience, styles, approaches and ideas yields high-performing, creative content. We are extremely proud to be recognized this year by the Human Rights Campaign along with so many of our clients and peers.”
As part of an ongoing commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse, world-class workforce that reflects our global community this marks the first year Omnicom has received a CEI rating of 100 percent.
Earlier this year, the Omnicom People Engagement Network (OPEN) launched OPEN Pride – an employee resource group committed to inclusion and diversity efforts for Omnicom’s LGBT community and its allies. OPEN Pride facilitates company-wide efforts to promote awareness, acceptance and advocacy by creating opportunities for leadership, visibility, community involvement, networking and business.
Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director said, “In this 2017 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses rose to meet our comprehensive standards for LGBT workplace inclusion, best-in-class policies, benefits and practices. We congratulate Omnicom Group on earning the distinction of one of HRC’s ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.’”
Implemented in 2002, the HRC Foundation’s CEI criteria requirements provide a roadmap for today’s businesses to achieve and adopt the standards for worker protections across the U.S. and throughout the world.
To learn more about the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), or to download a free copy of the report, please visit www.hrc.org/cei.