NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. operations of MSL earned a perfect 100 percent score in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. MSL joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year, including eight other Publicis agencies and solutions hubs, Digitas LBi, Leo Burnett, Publicis Health, Publicis Media, Re:Sources, Saatchi & Saatchi, SapientRazorfish, and Sapient Consulting.
Because of its perfect score, MSL achieved the designation as a "Best Place to Work" for LGBTQ Equality. In 2013, MSL became the first large PR agency to achieve a perfect score on the survey in its own name.
"MSL has a long tradition of celebrating workplace diversity as an enduring value in the U.S. and across our global network. Our commitment to make our company a great place for everyone and to engage multiple perspectives in everything we do has made us stronger. We remain fully committed to being a top employer of choice for LGBTQ professionals," said Ron Guirguis, U.S. CEO.
The Corporate Equality Index has become the gold standard for LGBTQ workplace equality.
The 2018 CEI rated 1,084 businesses in the report through evaluation of LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
MSL is Publicis Groupe's public relations and integrated communications network, one of the world's largest. It provides strategic counsel and creative thinking while championing its clients' interests through fearless and insightful campaigns that engage multiple perspectives and holistic thinking to build influence and deliver impact. With more than 3,100 people across more than 110 offices worldwide, MSL is also the largest PR network in Europe, and the fastest growing in China and India.
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Publicis Communications is one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe, alongside Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare. Publicis Communications unites the Groupe's creative offering: Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Fallon, Marcel, Prodigious, a global production leader, and MSL, specialized in strategic communications. Present in 20 markets, Publicis Communications aims to be the indispensable creative partner in their clients' transformation. Publicis Communications draws upon the expertise of over 30,000 employees.
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