NEW YORK, NY – DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency, has received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization, working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. This is the second consecutive year the DigitasLBi has been honored with a perfect rating.
A total of 934 businesses were rated 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 Groupe sister agencies Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group, and Leo Burnett also received ratings of 100%.
“DigitasLBi is proud to be in the top percentile, with a perfect score and the coveted distinction of ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” said Tony Weisman, CEO, DigitasLBi North America. “This past year has been a historic time of progress for the equal rights of LGBT Americans, and DigitasLBi will continue to be a leader and advocate for our current and future talent.”
This award comes on the heels of a number of other announcements and recognitions for the agency. DigitasLBi recently announced the elevation of Erin Quill Keough to Chief Talent Officer, North America, leading all human resources operations and culture initiatives. In addition, the NY State Society for Human Resource Management named DigitasLBi to the “Best Places to Work in New York State” list. Nationwide, the agency has received over 30 “Best Places to Work” awards in the last three years.
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.