June 1, 2022
As part of our broader DEI initiatives, BGRS recognizes our allyship to the LGBTQIA+ community.
At BGRS, creating an environment where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work is at the core of our value system. As part of our broader DEI initiatives, BGRS will officially recognize our commitment to allyship with a logo that represents our support across our social and digital platforms for Pride Month.
The logo change, while a seemingly small gesture, recognizes the impact LGBTQIA+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. It is a way for us to visibly show our support to our valued colleagues, partners, and the larger mobility community.
We believe it’s an important step towards encouraging greater acceptance and support, doing our part to make communities safer, better places for all.
In addition to proudly demonstrating our allyship to the world through our digital channels, BGRS will be honoring our commitment to allyship internally with a pledge that employees in all eligible offices worldwide will be able to sign.
“An allyship pledge,” states Nancy Brickwood, SVP of Human Resources, “is such a powerful demonstration of our support for the community, both as an organization and at the individual level. We are grateful about the opportunity to show our support for colleagues and their loved ones around the world, during Pride Month and every day.”
BGRS does more than just stand behind our LGBTQIA+ colleagues through public-facing channels. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded within the fabric of our organization, from the code of conduct each employee acknowledges annually, to the onboarding training and learning and developmentprograms. It is also a critical component of our Inclusive Leadership Training, mandatory for all people managers. In addition, we launched Understanding Gender training on Non-Binary Day in July 2021.
I We work continuously to ensure that our benefits programs are inclusive. For example theU.S. benefits programrecognizes spouse and domestic partnership rights for employees regardless of genderor sexual identity. Our coverage is inclusive of issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Parental leaves are available for birth parents, same and opposite sex partners and adoptive parents.
Globally our Employee Assistance Program, which includes counseling and other mental health benefits, is extended to all people residing in the employee’s home.
It is important for us an organization to create safe spaces where employees can be their authentic selves without fear of judgement, discrimination, or insult. While we celebrate steps we’ve taken to promote inclusion and acceptance, we recognize there is still work to be done. We look forward to learning more about allyship throughout the month of June so that we can continue growing in collective support of each other for years to come.