As one of North America’s largest auto collision and glass repair companies, the Boyd Group remains focused on corporate sustainability. This includes incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into everything we do, such as actively managing our waste and fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce. Boyd Group strives to make a difference in the environment as well as socially.
Continuous improvement is part of our culture. When our communities prosper, we all benefit. In our 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report we outline our ambitions and commitments to mitigating our environmental impact, uplifting our people and communities, and maintaining high standards of governance at Boyd Group. These factors, among others, are key to the company’s long-term success / strategy and our efforts to be a good corporate citizen.
Community Impact—Recycled Rides
We have established a long-term partnership with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to donate dozens of cars and gifts to families in need. In December 2021, Boyd Group, through our subsidiary Gerber Collision & Glass, partnered with GEICO and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to deliver three vehicles to families in need of reliable transportation through NABC’s Recycled Rides® program.
We donated time and materials to refurbish the vehicle to a like-new condition.
Vehicles through this program are gifts intended to elevate families to a new level of independence and eliminate the stresses associated with a lack of transportation.
This event is a life-changing experience for all who participate in or contribute to NABC Recycled Rides® vehicle donation.
Technician Development Program (TDP)
Our flagship Technician Development Program (“TDP”) is a comprehensive 18-month program which guides trainees from the basics such as vehicle tear down to structural welding through I-CAR® classes and hands-on learning. Technicians who complete the program are welding certified in plastic, resistance, rivet bonding, and steel structural. Graduating trainees also receive a full set of tools and secure a position with the Boyd Group. Since launching in 2018, our program has trained hundreds of technicians who continue to pursue their careers at our company. Due to our sustained growth, we are doubling the number of technicians participating in this program by 2023. The TDP underscores our commitment to our employees, developing our skilled workforce, and building lasting careers at Boyd Group.
Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF)
The Boyd Group supports CREF, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting schools in training students to be qualified, entry-level employees in collision repair and connecting them with career opportunities upon graduation. To date, we have donated nearly $400,000 to CREF and actively participate in CREF’s career fair events around the country. We believe our partnership with CREF is integral to contributing to the future diversity of the collision repair workforce.
“Boyd Group has been an incredible partner to CREF; not only through their monetary support and serving on our Board of Trustees, but many of their staff collaborate with CREF to stay involved with local high school and college collision programs in their markets.”
— CREF Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Events of the past few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movements have increased awareness of existing social inequalities around the globe. This has resulted in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) issues taking center stage in conversations in the boardroom and beyond.
“At Boyd Group, we believe that diversity and equity cannot be attained without first achieving inclusion.”
We strive to reflect the unique communities we serve with a diverse workforce and equal opportunities, an inclusive culture, and equitable treatment of our employees. These are keys to our success—and while it is no small feat for an organization that is continually growing, we pride ourselves on the progress we have made so far.
Boyd Group Services Inc.
1745 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 1A6