Ogilvy & Mather earns perfect score in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index

New York, December 5, 2016  -- Ogilvy & Mather North America announced today that for the third consecutive year it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 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 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

"I am proud that Ogilvy & Mather is once again recognized for our commitment to the LGBT community," said John Seifert, CEO & Chairman. "I am personally committed to creating one of the most diverse and inclusive workforces in our industry today that will best serve our clients and the brands that they represent."
 
"Ogilvy & Mather has a longstanding history of promoting Diversity & Inclusion and is dedicating to building a safe environment for our LGBT community, which includes 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," added Donna Pedro, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. "This recognition is a testament that our LGBT inclusion efforts are making a positive impact."

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses 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. Ogilvy & Mather's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on Ogilvy & Mather's Diversity & Inclusion efforts, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/About/Diversity-and-Inclusion/Diversity-and-Inclusion.aspx.

For more information on the 2017 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 five consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016; and Adweek's Global Agency of the Year in 2016. 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.

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Contact:
Jennifer Risi
Ogilvy Public Relations
+1 212 880 5247
Jennifer.risi@ogilvy.com

Date: December 05, 2016