Statement from Chad Smith, CEO
At Brightview, our commitment to the communities we serve extends beyond our patients, to the teammates we are lucky enough to partner with each day to deliver world-class care. As such, we recognize our role in fostering an environment that promotes the integral components of an inclusive and equitable culture that allows a diverse workforce to achieve our concerted mission of caring for our patients and each other. It is our collective commitment that BrightView will remain a workplace where any and all who seek to serve can feel at home no matter their characteristics, and find a place to grow and to fully flourish in their careers.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture that supports a sense of belonging where all teammates can be their full authentic selves, promote their talents for growth, and thrive in a place where everyone feels dignity, kindness, and respect.
Diversity Programs & Initiatives
Here’s our areas of focus and impact.
Recruiting top, diverse talent is important for growing our teams with unique needs and perspectives of individuals from different backgrounds and retaining the best talent while fostering a culture of respect, collaboration, and innovation.
We engage our patients and teammates in a way that respects their unique perspectives and experiences. While continuing our efforts to foster inclusive workplace environments where all patients and teammates are treated equitably, with dignity, kindness, and respect.
Belonging Groups at Brightview- Fostering Inclusivity and Connection At BrightView, we recognize the immense value of fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Our Belonging Groups are a testament to our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone’s unique experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives are celebrated and embraced.
What are Belonging Groups?
Belonging Groups are employee-led communities that bring together individuals with various experiences and interests. These groups provide a safe space for employees to connect, support one another, and collaborate on initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our company.
Our Belonging Groups:
Empower – Women @ BrightView: Committed to gender equality, this group focuses on empowering women at Brightview through mentorship, webinars, and discussions on gender-related topics.
Elevating Voices – BIPOC @ BrightView: For all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) employees and allies. We’re dedicated to elevating, supporting, and prioritizing the unique needs of people of color in the workplace.
Proud – LGBTQIA+ @ BrightView: This group celebrates and advocates for our LGBTQ+ community teammates. The purpose of this group is to foster a place of support and belonging for our LGBTQ teammates at Brightview.
Latin Xcellence – Hispanic @BrightView: A safe space for our Hispanic teammates to gather regardless of Latino origin or background. Free of inquiry rooted in cross-cultural understanding and inclusivity that respects the array of Hispanic cultures.
Diversity 360 – This group honors all cultures within our company. Members share traditions, stories, and experiences to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
Neuro Diversity – Neurodivergent @ BrightView: This group supports the acceptance and celebration of neurological differences of individuals in the workplace, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and Tourette’s syndrome.
The Wellness Place- Health& Wellness @ Brightview: Health and wellness in the workplace can lead to increased productivity. This group focuses on encouraging and supporting caring for one’s health and achieving better overall well-being.
The Watch Party – Binge TV Watchers @ BrightView: In this group, you can connect with fellow binge-watchers, share TV or movie recommendations, and discuss all the latest episodes or seasons.
At Brightview, our Belonging Groups are instrumental in cultivating an environment where every teammate feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.
Inclusive Learning and Development
Inclusive Learning and Development training is designed to help employees at all levels better work with colleagues of differing identities and backgrounds. To help build awareness and skills which support all employees to help cultivate a safe, compassionate, and equitable workplace culture where everyone feels welcomed and valued with dignity, kindness, and respect.
We focus on the inclusive leadership development of all employees to help strengthen their awareness and commitment to an inclusive culture that results in great teams. Our training programs and various education opportunities empower employees to embrace our diversity and inclusive leadership in their everyday work.
Workplace Diversity #Belonging at Brightview
We are committed to creating a workplace environment where all employees treated equitably, with dignity and respect. Feel a sense of belonging and value, have the resources to support the need to achieve their full potential. We engage our patients, employees and vendors in a way that respects their unique perspectives and experiences.
Our programs are designed to be mindful and reach the marketplace in a more culturally competent and respectful way to support our patients, clients, and customers.
Brightview’s Kaleidoscope program offers unique treatment designed for the needs of patients who are part of the LGBTQA+ Community. Through the Kaleidoscope program, patients have an opportunity to work directly with licensed counselors, physicians, and case managers with specialized training and life experiences in the LGBTQ community.
PRIDE Month: At Brightview, we celebrate Pride month and believe in creating a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Throughout the month, our corporate office and various treatment centers participate in a variety of events and activities to honor and support the LGBTQ+ community.
Juneteenth Festival At Brightview, celebrating this new commemorative holiday is vital to promote acceptance and understanding of the Black experience and celebrate progress. Our corporate office and various treatment centers participate in their local Juneteenth Festivals and activities showing support for Black lives and history.