NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather North America proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 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. Ogilvy & Mather joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned the top mark this year.
"It's an honor to, once again, be in the company of leading organizations committed to the inclusion of LGBT employees. Our CEI rating highlights our core values, beliefs and practices," said John Seifert, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather North America.
"We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and a strong business case for equality for all," added Donna Pedro, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. "To be recognized for our dedication to pro bono work, Ogilvy Pride (our LGBT employee and business resource group), our partnerships with our clients' LGBT groups, our philanthropic efforts with the Immigration Equality organization and our transgender benefits show we are making a real impact."
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Ogilvy & Mather's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria have resulted in the 100 percent ranking and our being named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.
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