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Putting our people, planet, and communities first

We believe in creating a sustainable future for our business and the world around us. That’s why Responsible Business is at the forefront of everything we do.

Every business has a role to play in protecting the planet and its people. It’s more than just the right thing to do – it’s the only option. Think about it: businesses can only thrive if the world does too.

That’s why we consider the environment, society at large, and the economy in every decision we make. Our processes, services, working conditions and more are designed to be as ethically sound and environmentally friendly as possible.

Our people

Being a place people want to join and love to stay

We’ve created an inclusive culture where our people can feel and do their best. We welcome employees of every background, race, creed, and orientation, and we give them equitable access to skills and development training to help them reach their full potential.

We also invest in the health and wellbeing of our employees, making it fun and easy to be healthy and happy through flexible working environments, expert resources, and supportive guidance.

Our people are empowered to do the right thing by our partners and their customers, not just to deliver an effective solution today, but to create sustainable success and long-term partnerships for the future.

Our focus

Developing our people to achieve their best

We create opportunities for our people to achieve their potential through skills development and mentorship programmes.

Embracing diversity and fostering inclusion

Diversity of thought, experience and background is where innovation stems. We make sure our people have an equal voice to contribute fully to the company’s success.

Promoting our people’s health and wellbeing

Prioritising our people’s overall wellness helps us enhance our employee experiences while creating a fulfilled, productive workforce.

How we do it

We build diversity, equity, and inclusion into our recruitment processes to ensure equal and fair opportunities

 

In 2021 alone, we invested almost $1 million in training and leadership development programmes

 

Our Employee Resource Groups and ONE Westcon programme bring people together to contribute and share their thoughts

 

Employees can take advantage of flexible working arrangements to suit their needs

 

We offer comprehensive wellbeing programmes, including a health and wellbeing app and mental health support

 

Our people undertake regular training in unconscious bias, diversity, equity and inclusion

 

We provide formal and informal mentorship programmes for the development of our employees

 

Our planet

Taking bold strides to protect the world around us

As the challenges facing our planet become more urgent, we’re focusing our efforts on finding innovative solutions that reduce our environmental footprint.

We’ve mapped an ambitious path to tackle climate change, and through the support from our sustainability partnerships, we’re promoting a sustainable supply chain.

By enabling circular technology and reverse logistics, we help our partners reduce waste and add value by recycling refurbished equipment into the IT economy, meeting the growing needs of end customers for responsibly produced IT.

Our focus

Tackling climate change

We’ve mapped an ambitious path to tackle climate change. In doing so, we’re helping not only ourselves, but also our partner ecosystem, reduce their environmental impact.

Promoting a sustainable supply chain

We use our scale and influence to boost sustainability, drive innovation and help our partners achieve their own sustainability goals..

Environmentally responsible technology

We help our partners realise the value in circular technology, reducing e-waste and promoting eco-friendly technology solutions.

How do we do it

 

We’ve joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign

 
 

We are committed to reducing our emissions by 90% to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest

 
 

We’re developing short and long-term net-zero targets for submission and validation by the SBTi

 
 

Our Climate Strategy project has established a five-year roadmap towards decarbonisation

 
 

We’re working to improve our EcoVadis Bronze Sustainability score across our global operations

 
 

Supporting certified destruction since 2019, we’ve successfully removed an estimated 5,000 Units across Europe

 
 

Our new Supplier Code of Conduct, coming soon, will ensure best practices across our supply chain

 
 

We’re rolling out an interactive ESG training program to all our staff so they understand ESG principles and best practices

 
 

We’ve supported reverse logistics since 2007 and saved our partners over $6 million by reusing IT cables alone

 

Our communities

Broadening horizons and opening doors to technology

We care about elevating our communities, both business and social.

It’s our responsibility to improve the communities where we live and work. Both globally and locally, we have an ongoing commitment to support our communities and invest in people, whether that’s through early career programmes or volunteering time and expertise for community projects.

We also facilitate the growth of our business communities by bringing people together for valuable and enjoyable knowledge-sharing events and activities.

Our focus

Creating opportunities and inspiring the next generation

We’re helping young people reach their full potential and seize career opportunities around the world.

Supporting communities in need

We encourage philanthropy and volunteering from our team members to help communities experiencing hardship.

Fostering communities in our partner ecosystem

We mobilise our partner ecosystem to drive collaboration and mutual success through enjoyable events and activities.

How do we do it

 

Our early career programmes and partnerships with Migrant Leaders and universities offer opportunities to underrepresented groups.

 
 

Westcon’s Vendor Advisory Council (VEAC) brings together senior strategic vendor leaders to connect and collaborate

 
 

Our people donate their time and resources to numerous volunteer projects, such as delivering food hampers to communities in need

 
 

Our Middle East ‘Imagine’ event hosts our partner ecosystem for a two-day, virtual get-together with live entertainment

 
 

The Comstor Managed Community brings partners together to discuss key topics and ask questions

 
 

Westcon’s exclusive Tech Xpert community hosts cybersecurity techies, with no sales allowed.