At Ingram Micro, we recognize the importance of engaging our supply chain partners in our social responsibility efforts. As we develop our CSR program internally, we will pursue the following objectives:
- Actively engage suppliers and encourage adherence to best practices in corporate responsibility
- Improve supplier awareness of Ingram Micro’s CSR policies and programs
- Introduce supplier risk evaluations in 2018 with the objective to audit high-risk suppliers and verify the implementation of corrective actions
- Adopt a supplier code of ethics in alignment with the EICC Code of Conduct
- Continue to work with key suppliers to identify materials and solutions that reduce environmental impact
Conflict Minerals, Slavery and Human Trafficking
Ingram Micro does not source raw materials or manufacture equipment, but with access to nearly 80% of the world’s IT spend, we touch nearly every piece of technology in circulation. Many devices require inputs of certain minerals, including gold, tantalum, tin or tungsten. When these materials are sourced in conflict regions, specifically the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjacent territories, proceeds may fund armed conflicts and perpetuate human rights violations. We therefore require that products we purchase contain only minerals that have been responsibly sourced. To learn more about our position on conflict resources and human rights, please read our Global Human Rights Policy. Furthermore, Ingram Micro strongly supports the eradication of slavery and human trafficking. Please see our statement on these issues in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 here. Ingram Micro is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).
Product Lifecycle Management
Between 20 and 50 million metric tons of electronic waste are discarded worldwide each year. In the U.S., less than 30% of e-waste was recycled in 2012. The smartphone market alone grew by 13% in 2015 over 2014. Ingram Micro provides solutions supporting reverse logistics including returns management, repair and asset management and recycling programs for carriers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and insurance providers, in order to reduce the environmental impact of waste electronics. Please visit the following link to learn more about the various services we offer: Lifecycle Services.
Customer Data Protection
At Ingram Micro, we are committed to the protection of customer data, a critical component of our social responsibility efforts. In addition to the implementation of Security Management Systems to ISO 27000, we offer IT asset disposition, including onsite data destruction to protect sensitive customer information.
Please visit the following links to learn more about these services.
Diversity Business Network
Through our Diversity Business Network in the U.S., Ingram Micro facilitates industry connections for small and diverse businesses that sell to systems integrators, large prime contract holders, and U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.
The Diversity Business Network was created to maximize the potential for inclusion in the government procurement landscape. The key goal of this program is to provide our resellers with a platform to offer their value added products and services on a competitive basis to government offices and agencies.
Through our program portal, government procurement offices are able to identify small and diverse resellers within a broad range of vendor certifications and a deep roster of diversity status.
For information on joining the Diversity Business Network, please email W. Charles Graf and Frank Ratel.