Omnicom Group

New York
Media and Entertainment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


Omnicom Group scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Omnicom Group increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Omnicom Group forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and allegedly discriminated against a former employee based on his sexual orientation. The company partners with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and funds Black Lives Matter (BLM). Omnicom's CEO John Wren is a signatory to CEOs For Gun Safety. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. For these reasons, Omnicom Group receives a High Risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/2/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenIndependent Board ChairAgainst29.40%
5/3/22SocialJohn CheveddenReport on Political Contributions and ExpendituresAgainst29.31%
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