Bright Horizons Named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index for 17th Consecutive Year
January 28, 2021 – Bright Horizons proudly announced that it has been named to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 17th consecutive year, the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
“At Bright Horizons, we are proud to have cultivated a community that welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives,” says Stephen Kramer, CEO of Bright Horizons. “For us, diversity is not just an initiative, but an essential part of our identity. We are honored to be included on the HRC’s list for the 17th year in a row and, more importantly, to be recognized as an inclusive workplace where all employees feel welcome.”
The Bright Horizons community is inclusive of all children, families, and employees who represent a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. The company has an established Diversity and Inclusion Council and Pride Employee Advisory Group, provides opportunities – through webinars, company community pages and panels – for employees to share the LGBTQ perspective, hosts a book club to encourage dialogue around what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ, and participates in Pride events across the country. Through these initiatives, as well as our diversity training for all employees, Bright Horizons strives to create a culture that welcomes everyone and celebrates their unique differences.
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”
The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.