Publicis Groupe

Publicis Health, Publicis Media, Publicis Sapient, Publicis Communications, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Digitas, Re:Sources, Saatchi & Saatchi
France
Commercial and Professional Services, Media and Entertainment

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Publicis Groupe is an advertising and PR company headquartered in Paris, France. Publicis Groupe is the holding company for a number of related subsidiaries, including Publicis Healthcare, Publicis Media, Publicis Sapient, Publicis Communications, Leo Burnett Worldwide, and Digitas. Publicis scored a 65 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Publicis increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Publicis Media forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings. The company uses its reputation and corporate funds to push gender ideology. The Publicis Groupe does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. Publicis Media is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. Publicis Groupe has implemented ESG practices into its business strategy and offers diversity training. For these reasons, Publicis Groupe receives a Medium Risk rating.

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