January 25, 2022
BGRS continues to focus on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in 2022 and adds Juneteenth as a celebrated federal holiday for U.S. employees.
At BGRS, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We are proud to have a culturally diverse global group of employees and greatly value fostering belonging as part of our company’s culture. We value the unique background and broad range of experience each employee brings to our organization and encourage them to realize their full potential. Our DEI program uses education, identity, and talent as the three pillars to encourage our employees to bring their authentic selves to work. We look forward to continuing the promotion and support of DEI at BGRS in 2022 and beyond by:
- Contributing to positive employee experience by embracing diversity, promoting equity, and enabling inclusion
- Using DEI as a mindset to train and educate our employees and guide our talent programs
- Fostering a true sense of belonging, and understanding and addressing unconscious bias in order to operate from a place of empathy in our interactions with one another
- Collaborating across the globe to encourage growth, innovation, and sharing diverse perspectives and ideas
- Positively impacting the communities we live and work in through our global Corporate Social Responsibility committees
We are excited to announce that in part with our DEI initiatives, BGRS is declaring Juneteenth as a paid company holiday. All BGRS U.S. offices will be closed in observance of the newest federal holiday that was introduced by President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day”, commemorates the emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 19 and marks the anniversary of Texas, the last state with institutional slavery, proclaiming freedom for all slaves. For more information on Juneteenth, click here.
By hosting Juneteenth as a company holiday, we hope that this will provide our employees with another opportunity to learn and continually find ways to understand the inequalities, injustices, and disparities the Black and African-American community faces. To support this focus, BGRS’s Human Resources department will provide educational opportunities regarding Juneteenth and Black history and culture internally during Black History Month.