2015 Arrow Electronics Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Arrow Electronics’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) program guides today’s innovators to a better tomorrow. With our help, our partners will transform their ideas into real and influential achievements that will help people and the communities in which Arrow works. 

And just as technology touches all facets of our lives, we intend to foster new, cross-cutting collaborations between Arrow, our CSR partners, customers and suppliers, so their efforts yield astonishing and unforeseen results. Working together, we can make the world a better place — now and Five Years Out. 

Our view of CSR goes beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and community relations. It is a business strategy that creates competitive advantages by establishing partnerships around shared values and pursuing innovations that strengthen Arrow’s reputation and brand. We prefer to take on a few transformational projects that leverage the company’s expertise and scope, in addition to making a limited number of financial contributions to organizations that share our values and vision.

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Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Arrow Electronics’ CSR Projects Honored With Two Award Nominations
Arrow Electronics is a finalist in the upcoming PR Week 360 Awards and SABRE Awards North America for projects related to the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) work.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Arrow Electronics Innovating Communities: Colorado Symphony
In 2015, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performed the entire Arrow “Five Years Out” overture. This original musical composition reflects Arrow’s commitment to innovation and represents the orchestra’s expansion into creating original music. Arrow is the Symphony’s presenting sponsor for the 2016 season.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Measuring and Tracking Compliance Vital to Arrow Electronics' CSR Program
At Arrow Electronics, we measure and track compliance with numerous quality and regulatory standards at our 46 warehouse and processing locations.


Arrow Electronics CSR Report: Arrow in the Supply Chain
In the circular economy, closing the loop means reclaiming the materials from used products so they can be used again in new product manufacturing.


Environmental Highlights and Accomplishments in Arrow Electronics' 2015 CSR Program
Arrow Electronics has committed to managing environmental impact as an integral part of our business by providing services and operations that make a positive contribution to our environment and communities in which we live and operate in.


Infographic: Arrow Electronics and the Environment
Arrow Electronics continues to focus on the environment in both established policy and practice.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Arrow Electronics: Innovating Communities
Arrow Electronics has established partnerships in our metro Denver headquarters’ community out of the fundamental conviction that the creative process in the arts and innovation in technology are intrinsically connected and must be nurtured.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Arrow Electronics Named to Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List
Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the 16th consecutive year.


Education -- Innovating Tomorrow
Innovation is the fuel of the 21st century – and Arrow Electronic’s future. At Arrow, we believe innovation must not only be encouraged, but also taught. Our program begins in K-12 schools with organizations that support promising innovators and encourage competition, often involving technology.


Environment -- Innovating Our World
Close the Gap, a Brussels-based nonprofit, helps Arrow Electronics bridge the digital divide in developing nations by distributing refurbished computers and other equipment to schools, clinics and micro-finance organizations, as well as establishing environmentally responsible e-waste facilities.
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