Affirms Relentless Commitment to Equity for
YORK, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom
Group (NYSE: OMC) released its first stand-alone diversity, equity
and inclusion (DE&I) report. The report, "Responsibly
Relentless: Equity for All," outlines the company's key areas of
focus for DE&I and includes 2021 U.S. diversity metrics, key
performance indicators (KPIs) and our strategic framework to
ensure DE&I permeates all business operations, employee and
client experiences, and partnerships.
"While we have been focused on DE&I for over a decade, this
inaugural report marks a new chapter in our public commitment and
accountability for our global DE&I work," said John Wren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
"As a global Fortune 200 company with 70,000+ employees, we know we
can lead with our actions and make an impact through our work."
Among Omnicom's 2021 achievements: almost 40% of all new hires
in the U.S. in 2021 were Black, Indigenous, LatinX or Asian
American. At the end of 2021, 20% of Omnicom's Executive or Senior
Level Managers in the U.S. were Black, Indigenous, LatinX or Asian
American, a 25% increase since 2018. Women now represent 49% of
Executive or Senior Level Manager roles in the U.S.
"Our goals are big because the culture of accountability we have
created continues to push us to iterate, evolve and never be
satisfied," said Emily K. Graham,
Chief Equity and Impact Officer, SVP, D&I Communications at
Omnicom Group. "The work must continue."
The inaugural DE&I report details Omnicom's activities
from 2021 and reports progress against the company's established
five key performance indicators (KPIs) in the areas of hiring,
promotion/career advancement, retention, training and employee
resource group (ERG) participation. These KPIs measure our progress
against Omnicom's OPEN 2.0 action plan which we launched in 2020 to
achieve systemic equity for every employee worldwide. Since the
launch of OPEN 2.0, Omnicom has seen a transformation in its
business, engagement from its employees, and award-winning
campaigns for clients and pro bono causes that put DE&I at the
In addition to companywide initiatives, the report and its
accompanying video highlight efforts by our individual agencies and
their unique contributions to DE&I goals in their local
communities. The DE&I report, Equity for All, will be followed
by Omnicom's annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) report,
"Responsibly Relentless: Progress at Scale," later in 2022.
View the full diversity, equity and inclusion report or
visit https://csr.omnicomgroup.com/dei/ for more information on
Omnicom's DE&I commitments.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
(www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate
communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous
specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and
buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional
marketing, public relations and other specialty communications
services to over 5,000 clients in more than 70 countries.
SOURCE Omnicom Group Inc.