Good news: Our holding company Interpublic Group recently earned a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey for policies/practices related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and their families. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issues the report, which has become a premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion, and businesses rated 100 percent are recognized as “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
For our employees, the perfect score is confirmation of IPG’s commitment to becoming the most inclusive network of marketing services companies. The score was earned after a comprehensive audit of policies, including medical coverage, non-discrimination policies, employee guidelines and training -- as they relate to LGBT employees and their partners.
IPG actually first earned a perfect score back in 2010, when we became the first global marketing services holding company to be included on HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” list.
Actually, we’re the only major global advertising holding company to achieve this goal.