Arrow Electronics Promotes Year-Round Giving Through Arrow Charitable Platform
While charitable contributions typically rise during the holidays, Arrow Electronics encourages year-round giving through its Arrow Charitable platform. The platform, which was expanded in 2018 to all employees in the Americas, makes it easy for employees to give time and money, and receive related financial donations from Arrow for the causes they support.
Last year, employees supported 165 charities, participating in 747 events and racking up 5,945 volunteer hours. Arrow employees partner with local nonprofits around the world, extending the company’s collaborative and innovative culture into the broader community. In 2018, these efforts include:
- In honor of Earth Day, Colorado employees held a park clean-up near Arrow’s global headquarters, completing the equivalent of four days of work in a single afternoon.
- Employees in Arrow’s Milan, Italy branch participated in the StraWoman 5k race, designed to promote fitness and raise awareness about violence against women.
- Energetic cyclists in Arrow’s Halifax, Canada office, raced on a bike built for 30 against other businesses to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
- Arrow employees in nine locations across the Americas celebrated International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5 by raising nearly $10,000 for local food banks and collecting 16,000 pounds of food – enough for more than 40,000 meals.
Volunteer Efforts Across Asia Pacific
Throughout the year, Arrow teams in Asia Pacific participated in 23 initiatives in 12 cities across seven countries. Employees participated in events and activities to help their community and provide meaningful ways to give back, including visits to charitable organizations, charity runs and workshops for those in need and donations.
“I AM PROUD TO WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT ORGANIZES COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS. SOMETHING MEANINGFUL HAPPENS WHEN YOU SERVE ALONGSIDE YOUR TEAM TO GIVE BACK. ” — RYAN HERRMANN, GLOBAL QUALITY SENIOR MANAGER
Working with local nonprofits this August, nearly 500 employees and family members participated in Arrow’s annual family day in Hong Kong, Taipei and Shenzhen. During November’s CSR month, themed “Talent Development with Disabilities,” employees across Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and in the company’s Shenzhen, China branch visited charitable organizations supporting the hearing and visually impaired.
Arrow believes that purposeful community engagement makes for happier employees and a stronger company. For this year’s company-wide holiday giving campaign, Arrow employees can buy tote bags handstitched from local materials by women in rural Tanzania, with proceeds supporting NEEMA International and its DigiTruck classroom for orphaned students in the Kilimanjaro region. Arrow also encourages support of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, which runs indoor and outdoor programs from disabled athletes. Employees also can support charities of their own choosing individually and through team and branch office events.
Learn more about how Arrow is Innovating Talent in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report.