Westchester, New York — IAA, Inc., which operates in Canada through its subsidiary Impact Auto Auctions, has announced that IAA CEO and President John Kett has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, the largest CEO-driven business coalition to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
As the first signatory in the vehicle salvage industry, IAA joins over 1,600 of the world’s leading companies and business organizations in making this significant commitment.
“We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are the lifeblood of a thriving business, and we recognize that organizations can have a significant impact when it comes to effecting change in society,” said IAA CEO and President John Kett. “By ensuring diverse social, economic, and cultural identities are represented and empowered throughout our organization, IAA will be best able to serve our customers and foster a culture of innovation.”
As part of the company’s pledge, IAA has created the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (the “IAA DEI Council”) to cultivate a workplace where different perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. Leading the council are IAA executives: Sidney Peryar, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel; Jeanene O’Brien, Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications; and Bill Davidson, Sr. Vice President and Head of Human Resources. The IAA DEI Council is engaging members across the global IAA team and focusing on three key areas: cultural awareness and inclusion, pay equity, and industry partnership.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition represents 85 industries across all 50 U.S. states and millions of employees globally, while serving as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 1,200 best-known actions shared, the coalition is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered on collaboration and sharing.