20 September 2016
Bright Horizons have retained their Investors in Diversity Stage 2 Award following a reaccreditation process by the National Centre for Diversity.
In addition to being a highly prized and prestigious quality mark, the award provides an all-encompassing methodology for improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices in the workplace. The Stage 2 Award is awarded to organisations that establish, consolidate and embed good EDI practices and behaviours across all levels.
The reaccreditation report states that throughout the reaccreditation process Bright Horizons demonstrated a commitment to EDI, praising the companies HEART principles of Honesty; Excellence; Accountability; Respect and Team Work, which are shared with all staff members from the induction process. The report also praised the company’s focus on hiring staff to fit the culture of the organisation, and its commitment to accessibility, in particular its use of webinars to communicate key messages and developing a more diverse workforce.
Sharon Williams, Director of Employee Engagement at Bright Horizons, said, “We’re delighted to achieve this re-accreditation. It’s a fantastic achievement for all at Bright Horizons and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to fairness and equality for all of our stakeholders. We will however not rest on our laurels, and have already started to put plans in place to address suggested improvements made within the report. We will look forward to demonstrating these improvements and our continued commitment during our next review.”
Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive at the National Centre for Diversity, said in a congratulations letter to Bright Horizons, “The Investors in Diversity journey and achievement of the standard gives a positive message to all the stakeholders, internal and external, and each person should be congratulated for their input and success of the organisation.”