Submitted by Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Arrow Electronics released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report, an overview of the company’s 2018 social, environmental and economic impacts. The company expanded its reach last year, working with organizations that supported nearly 14.7 million people on six continents, a 77 percent increase from 2017.
Arrow’s CSR program guides today’s innovators to a better tomorrow. With the company’s support, these innovators transform their ideas into real and influential achievements that help people and the communities in which Arrow works.
Highlights of Arrow’s CSR’s activities in 2018 include:
The Arrow SAM Car project continued to break barriers for the disabled community. In 2018, disabled representatives from the U.S. Armed Forces drove the car, taking turns cruising past the monuments of Washington D.C., along the Virginia and New Jersey shorelines and on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Arrow expanded access to electricity in rural health clinics through a new version of the We Care Solar Suitcase, a durable and portable solar-powered system. The company worked with nonprofit We Care Solar to create a lower cost, more powerful design of the model, which should improve the health outcomes of mothers and babies in developing nations by providing light and critical monitors to clinics that otherwise operate in darkness.
Arrow and nonprofit Close The Gap launched the third DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator serving Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding counties.
Arrow employees participated in 747 events supporting 165 charities and racked up nearly 6,000 volunteer hours.
Arrow’s dedicated CSR program provides support through technical expertise, employee volunteerism and partner resources, in addition to making financial contributions to organizations that share the company’s values and vision.
Download the complete 2018 Arrow Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report 2018 Arrow here.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at FiveYearsOut.com.
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 150,000 original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network. The company maintains over 300 sales facilities and 45 distribution and value-added centers, serving over 80 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.
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