01/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/21/2020 07:46
January 21, 2020- Bright Horizons proudly announced that has been named to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 16th consecutive year, the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
'At Bright Horizons, we make a genuine effort to lead with our heart, be good listeners and learn about each other. This helps us embrace unfamiliar perspectives and celebrate our common humanity. It is an honor to be recognized by HRC and it validates the work we do to create an inclusive work environment,' said Scarlett Abraham Clarke, Bright Horizons Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion.
The Bright Horizons community is inclusive of all children, families, and employees who represent a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. With the help of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, Employee Advisory Groups (EAGs), and diversity training for all new employees, Bright Horizons strives to create a culture that welcomes everyone and celebrates their unique differences.
'The impact of the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,' said HRC President Alphonso David.
'These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do - it is also the best business decision. In addition, many of these leaders are also advocating for the LGBTQ community and equality under the law in the public square. From supporting LGBTQ civil rights protections in the U.S. through HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act, to featuring transgender and non-binary people in an ad in Argentina, to advocating for marriage equality in Taiwan -- businesses understand their LGBTQ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of daily life.'
The results of this year's CEI showcase how 1,059 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 and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.