Corporate responsibility

Sound corporate responsibility practices are integral to our business

Corporate responsibility (CR) is an integral part of our business and we work to align our values and strategy with responsible and ethical business practices across the Group.

We embrace responsibility for our actions and through our activities encourage a positive impact on our environment, consumers, employees, communities and other stakeholders.

Our Chief Executive Officer is the Director responsible for CR and our Board monitors CR matters across our business operations.

We are a member of the FTSE4Good Index, which measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.

We are also included in the Corporate Knights Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations based on the disclosure of our sustainability practices, financial health, product category and financial sanctions. We rank as one of the top overall sustainability performers in our industrial sector.

Our core values and principles and the standards of behaviour to which every employee is expected to work are set out in the Electrocomponents Code of Conduct, 'Our Standards'. We apply these values and principles to dealings with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

We have a zero tolerance approach to all forms of bribery and corruption. Our Anti-Bribery Policy applies to all businesses, Directors and employees within our Group to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations governing bribery and corruption in the countries in which we operate.

Our people

We value the commitment and hard work of our people

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Our health and safety

Health and safety is of paramount importance

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Our community

Engaging and supporting our local communities

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Our environment

Reducing the environmental impacts of our business

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Countries where we operate        

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Employees around the world

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Reduction in lost time accidents in 2016

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Improvement in CO2 emissions efficiency

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