Bright Horizons Earns Top Marks In 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have always been central to Bright Horizons' culture and history. And we're proud to announce we've received a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). "Bright Horizons was founded thirty years ago with a clear mission of making a difference in the lives of all clients and families that we have a privilege to serve," said Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy. "In order to do that, being an inclusive and tolerant organization for our own employees is central to that mission."

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, it rated 1,043 businesses, evaluating 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. Bright Horizons' 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.

Committed to Inclusion

Our commitment to inclusion extends from the Bright Horizons' home office to all of our child care centers and preschools, and is actively supported by our Inclusion Council, an internal group that leads and champions efforts to create a work environment where differences are encouraged and valued. Equally important, it's also fundamental to our HEART principles, the Bright Horizons values statement that stresses Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork as core to our mission.

"Our Bright Horizons community is comprised of children, families, and employees who represent numerous cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we are proud of our many employees who are the true recipients of this perfect score," said Dave. "We are devoted to creating a work environment founded on dignity and respect and we continue to nurture our unique culture that values individuals, welcoming them into our family while celebrating unique differences." For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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