At CDK, we’re All In. Corporate Responsibility is fundamental to our culture and core values of fostering an innovative, collaborative and high-energy work environment. Our overall objective is to create an inclusive and socially reflective organization that enables CDK to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
Corporate Responsibility Council
The CDK Corporate Responsibility Council is comprised of senior executives who guide their respective business units and functional areas by implementing and sustaining successful diversity, inclusion and community investment practices, cross-company. They lead by example and consistently work to ensure that CDK demonstrates a best-in-class culture of diversity, inclusion and community engagement. Representatives meet quarterly to discuss progress on initiatives and ways to strengthen our commitment to diversity, inclusion and community investment.
Business Resource Groups
Business Resource Group (BRGs) are company-sponsored, employee-led networking groups. They act as strategic partners to provide input on business issues and opportunities, and allow employees to take action to address common interests, issues and concerns. BRGs partner with management to promote an inclusive environment at all levels in the company. They aim to increase cultural awareness within CDK and to provide community investment strategies that enrich the CDK brand.
Business Resource Groups are open to all employees. CDK currently has eight BRGs serving our diverse employees.
CONNECTED - Virtual Business Resource Group
Aiming to connect, promote, and empower employees who work virtually or from home, this group seeks to increase inclusion of virtual employees across the virtual employee community through networking, programs and events.
DRIVEN - African American Business Resource Group
DRIVEN - provides professional and leadership development for African-American employees. With mentoring, retention and community engagement, the DRIVEN BRG advances diversity and inclusion within CDK to drive business and career outcomes.
EMPOWER - Women’s Business Resource Group
The first Business Resource Group to go global, EMPOWER focuses on engaging, supporting, and providing the tools for women at CDK to advance their careers and drive total business performance.
HARMONY - Pan-Asian Business Resource Group
Serving as a collaborative and integrated community, HARMONY is committed to building partnerships within the organization and provide a lens to business insights that will allow CDK to better serve its customers.
L.A.T.I.N - Hispanic Business Resource Group
L.A.T.I.N is an acronym for Latin American Technology Industry Network. LATIN’s mission is to serve and operate as a support network for Latin American and Hispanic employees by fostering professional development, community engagement, and organizational culture within CDK.
NEXT WAVE - Millennial Business Resource Group
NEXT WAVE’s mission is to fuel their passion to motivate and collaborate with other employees at CDK. From career mobility to financial freedom, their professional development seminars are well-received from employees from all age groups.
PRIDE - LGBTQ Business Resource Group
PRIDE is dedicated to enhance CDK by offering a competitive advantage that fosters a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive environment for LGBTQ employees and allies. They provide a platform for open dialogue for LGBTQ members and CDK employees to ask questions and understand more about the LGBTQ community.
VALOR - Veterans Business Resource Group
Founded in September 2016, VALOR provides professional development for veterans, their family members, and military supporters, and promotes cultural awareness around military issues. This BRG helps strengthen CDK as a leading military and business partner.
Minority Dealer Program
CDK’s Minority Dealer Program was established in 1999 to support our Minority Dealers (African American, Asian American, Native American and Hispanic). Our objective was to position CDK (then ADP Dealer Services) as the number one provider of Dealer Management Solutions and Services to the North American Minority Dealer. We have helped to grow our dealers businesses, protect them against losses and enhance our image as a good business partner. Over the last 15 years, we have support the dealers, the dealer associations and the manufacturers (and their minority dealer development programs). In 2001, we expanded our support to include Women Dealers.
Today, we have 1,600+ Minority Dealers and 975+ Women Dealers. Of the Automotive News Top 150 Dealership Groups, 14 of them are minority dealers and 7 of them are women owned (co-owned). CDK has the largest market share among the minority dealer community. We are committed to understanding the unique business challenges facing minority and women dealers today and to providing CDK solutions and services that address the specific challenges of this market segment.
At CDK, we aim to create jobs, opportunity and growth in diverse communities by including and supporting diverse businesses in our supply chain. Our Supplier Diversity Program is committed to purchasing from a supplier base representative of our employees, clients and communities where we operate. Through this commitment, we seek opportunities to provide qualified business owners a chance to succeed— it benefits our communities, and in turn, our business objectives. Our supplier diversity strategies are designed to promote and increase the inclusion of diverse suppliers in our supply chain.
At CDK, we are committed to dedicating our time and resources to supporting our employee community engagement efforts and to improving the communities where our employees live and work.
We strive to be a positive corporate citizen across the globe. We’ve built our community investment strategy around three pillars that articulate our values:
- Education-based initiatives
- Industry organizations
- Local community causes
CDK understands the large role our employees play in making a difference in their communities. We enable and recognize the generosity of our employees by providing programs to support their philanthropic endeavors:
- Board Placement Program - We support the passions and development of our young professionals by assisting with and funding their involvement in nonprofit boards.
- Global Disaster Relief Programs - When disaster strikes, CDK and CDK employees come together to assist by supporting nonprofit and disaster relief organizations through volunteering, employee donations, and matching gift campaigns.
- Matching Gift Program - For every donation that an employee makes, we’ll match it, 1:1.
- Volunteer Paid Time Off - Our employees get eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer for local charities.