Hayward’s Kevin Holleran Joins More than 2,000 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Hayward's Kevin Holleran Joins More than 2,000 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Companies have shared more than 1,400+ actions that they are taking to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Coalition expands reach and impact into the business community

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – March 8, 2022 Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) (“Hayward”)joins a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. One of more than 2,000 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Kevin Holleran is committing himself and Hayward to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to the commitment, Hayward is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of more than 2,000 signatories have already shared more than 1,400 best-known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.

“Our company is the market leader in pool technology, and we lead by example. On International Women’s Day, I am excited to announce the next step in our journey to be a leader in advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by taking the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge,” Holleran said. “For the last several years we have been increasing diversity in our workforce while continuing to select the best candidate for the role to build a better workplace. I look forward to continuing listening to our employees and progressing on our D&I journey, making our company even stronger.”

Organizations joining the pledge are taking steps towards effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilities community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A study found 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally.

To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 1,400+ best known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together over 2,000 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations.

Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Twitter: @CEOAction.

About Hayward Holdings, Inc.

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of pool equipment and technology all key to the SmartPad™ conversion strategy designed to provide a superior outdoor living experience. Hayward offers a full line of innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable residential and commercial pool equipment, including a complete line of advanced pumps, filters, heaters, automatic pool cleaners, LED lighting, internet of things (IoT) enabled controls, alternative sanitizers and water features.

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