Bright Horizons Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index
Watertown, Mass., December 12, 2016 – Bright Horizons Family Solutions® has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.“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 and in order to do that, being an inclusive and tolerant organization for our own employees is central to that mission," said Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy. “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. 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.”
Diversity and inclusion have always been central to Bright Horizons’ culture and history, being the heart of all that the company does. The commitment to inclusion is fundamental to the guiding principles at Bright Horizons, which are called the HEART principles and were created to support the company mission of encouraging Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. These principles extend from the home office to all of Bright Horizons child care centers and preschools. Bright Horizons also has an Inclusion Council to lead efforts to create a work environment where differences are encouraged and valued. The Inclusion Council members champion diversity within Bright Horizons and act a resource for members of the company. Bright Horizons takes pride in its company culture, where employees can bring their whole selves to work and where individuality, creativity, and contributions are valued.
The 2017 CEI 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.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.