Join us and all of Publicis Groupe and take the Working with Cancer pledge

After Publicis Groupe CEO, Arthur Sadoun, had his own experience with a cancer diagnosis, he saw firsthand just how hard it can be to talk about cancer in the workplace. Upon sharing his story publicly with our teams and partners, he received an outpouring of emails from people sharing stories about themselves and their family members impacted by cancer. He learned that, after being scared for their health, cancer patients are too often scared for their jobs and feel the need to hide their illness. He promised himself that, the moment he recovered, he would take a big initiative to start to erase this fear – and Working With Cancer was born.

“It is a tough reality, but whether directly or indirectly, every one of us will have to confront cancer in our lives and in our workplaces. Companies have a key role to play in that. Through a truly collaborative approach, a light lift from everyone has a deep and lasting impact for cancer patients at work.” Arthur Sadoun CEO, Publicis Groupe

Our Pledge:

  1. We will secure the job, salary level and benefits of any Publicis Groupe employees diagnosed with cancer for at least 1 year, so they can stay focused on their health treatment as the priority.
  2. All Publicis Groupe employees with cancer will be individually accompanied when they return to work through personalized career support.
  3. All affected Publicis Groupe employees will have access to an internal community of volunteers (peers) who are properly trained to provide support, through the Marcel platform.
  4. All Publicis Groupe employees in a primary caregiver role for a patient in their immediate family will receive custom personal and professional support to navigate the flexibility and time arrangements needed to maintain their energy at work and as a caregiver.

*Cancer: this program will cover employees facing all forms of cancer and other chronic disease and serious illness requiring specific medical care as defined by the country in which they live.

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