Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What it Means to The Budd Group

At The Budd Group, our employees and customers represent a wide range of industries, people, locations, and communities. We want this same level of diversity reflected in our employee and supplier community. We proudly comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability or veteran status. That said, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends far beyond these mandates.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Explained

The terms, “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” are found all over these days, but what do they actually mean? What do they look like in practice? The Budd Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Portia Hall, puts it like this:

An inclusive company cultivates a culture that makes everyone feel welcome and heard; an equitable company removes systemic barriers and biases to ensure everyone has a fair shake; a diverse company is made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. When inclusion and equity are made a priority in the workplace, diverse talent is attracted and retained. Businesses committed to DE&I see more long-term growth and success, too, as diverse perspectives lead to innovation and stronger collaboration.

The Budd Group values diversity and strives to provide an environment that is open, creative, and accepting of one another’s differences. With these values at the forefront of our operation, we promote a culture where each individual is respected, honored, supported, and rewarded for their personal and/or team achievement.

Employment and Partnerships with DE&I in Mind

As an employer, The Budd Group seeks to attract a diverse group of qualified and talented people and retain those employees throughout their careers. Through affirmative measures on all levels of leadership, we seek to foster an environment that is responsive to the needs of its employees and its clients. These values are evident in our hiring, training, and development practices, as well as in our business relationships and community involvement.

The Budd Group is always seeking ways to make business opportunities available to minority-owned, women-owned, small disabled-owned, HUBZone, and small disabled veteran-owned businesses. To that end, we participate in strategic partnerships and purchasing alliances that help our organization achieve our Supplier Diversity objectives. We also participate in local events and are committed to the community in numerous areas throughout our service area.

A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Portia Hall likes to remind everyone that the DE&I journey is a marathon, not a sprint. We are all learning and growing in different ways and at different paces. The key to personal and organizational success is keeping an open mind, taking in new ideas and perspectives, and lifting up one another. In other words, we all have a part to play in creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment both at work and at home. The Budd Group is proud to continue along our own DE&I journey and help others along theirs.

To learn more about our values and company culture, click here or call us at 800-221-8158!

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How We Work

Make It Right

This simple philosophy is at the heart of our guarantee to every customer we serve. We will meet or exceed your expectations in the delivery of high-quality facility support solutions.

On Time Every Time

We will work closely with you to adhere to your schedule, minimize disruptions, and complete tasks on time.

Always Adapting

We are at the cutting edge of how to manage new and unforeseen issues in your facility, offering customized, comprehensive, and flexible facility management programs.

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Testimonials

Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.

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