Ingram Micro Inc., the technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, has published its inaugural social responsibility report for 2010. Using a narrative and quantitative format, the report covers three broad areas highlighting the year's following achievements:
The Environment: Lead as an accountable corporation working with its customers and suppliers to minimize the company's impact on the environment.
Received ISO 14001 certification in North America, following Sweden's certification in 2009
Became the first technology distributor to join EPA Climate Leaders
Completed greenhouse gas inventory for years 2009 and 2010
Improved the corporation's Newsweek Green Ranking
Improved systems for easier customer search/purchase of green IT products
Local Communities: Be a positive influence in the communities in which Ingram Micro does business and its associates work and live.
Gave more than $1 million to charities through company and associate donations
Supported almost 200 non-profit organisations, with thousands of associates volunteering in local communities
Partnered with vendors to raise over $300,000 in charity golf tournaments
The Workplace: Maintain a professionally challenging, rewarding, respectful and safe workplace for all Ingram Micro associates and business partners.
Trained over 500 associates in leadership development, helping advance the distributor's workplace performance
Strengthened the company's corporate compliance programme to better align with its value of integrity and best practices
Achieved a positive score on its first Corporate Equality Index and was listed in their 2011 Buyer's Guide
"Our commitment to social responsibility is woven throughout our organisation and ingrained in our values," said Gregory Spierkel, chief executive officer. "We have a legacy of innovation, and we're proud that we're one of the first of our peers to publicly measure and promote our responsibility efforts. I credit our associates, who took it upon themselves to recycle, volunteer and foster an energetic work environment long before it was popular. We hope this report offers opportunities to further engage our associates, customers, business partners and other stakeholders in the benefits of a thriving responsibility programme."