Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

At Arrow, making life better with technology is good for business and our global community. Applying the power of technology and innovation to address the world’s economic, social, and environmental challenges continues to drive enhancements to our product suite, expansion to our customer and supplier roster, and increased value for our shareholders.

To learn more about our commitment to responsible environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, including our progress to date and future goals, please download our ESG Report.

Our ESG approach

Environmental

We take a strategic, science-based approach to reducing our carbon footprint and energy, water, and material consumption. We strive to reduce environmental impacts to improve the health and wellbeing of our planet and its people through the integration of environmental sustainability principles across our global operations and value chain.


Learn more:

  • View our global environmental sustainability policy and global greenhouse gas commitments policy under Arrow Policies 
  • Access our annual CDP disclosures

Social

We recognize that our innovation, performance, brand, and value are powered by our people. We believe grounding our efforts in our purpose — enabling technology solutions that make a positive difference in people’s lives — attracts, retains, and unifies the kind of people who thrive here. Over the coming years, we will continue to build from where we are today to the next level — Five Years Out.


Learn more:

See our impact in CSR News

Governance

Our long-term success is driven by strong corporate governance — including the practices and policies that guide our Board of Directors and its committees — as well as a commitment to integrity, ethics, compliance, and a robust risk management program. 


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“We remain invested in our environmental, social, and governance strategy that advances both business and stakeholder imperatives, as you will see reflected in our priorities. Technology — driven by the electrification of everything, including renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles — is at the center of our business and has the potential to improve lives while (1) growing demand for the electronic components and enterprise IT products we sell, (2) expanding our customer and supplier rosters, (3) amplifying addressable markets, and (4) increasing value for stakeholders.”

– Sean J. Kerins, President and Chief Executive Officer

Results and progress

Environmental

In 2023, we achieved a further reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 11.6% across all of our locations and fleets, positioning our company to reach our multiyear reduction goal of 10% by 2025.

We also exceeded our 2023 goal of baselining three categories of Scope 3 emissions by six additional categories, resulting in all nine relevant categories of Scope 3 emissions being baselined to enable setting targets aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by the end of 2025.

Social

We increased our leadership representation of employees of underrepresented race/ethnicity in the U.S. and, despite a slight decrease in our leadership representation of women globally, we remain committed to our multiyear aspiration of growing diverse leadership representation to align with our overall employee representation in the communities where we operate around the world. 

In addition, we completed pay gap analyses in countries with a population of 100 or more employees, representing 96.4% of our global employee population and made adjustments to close gaps.

Governance

We reaffirmed our commitment to the principles of our Business Partner Code of Conduct and Ethics for 30 of our top strategic suppliers by attesting to either our Business Partner Code of Ethics or to substantially similar codes, achieving our desired outcome of suppliers’ ethical business practices identified in our 2023 goal.

In addition, we engaged with 30 of our top strategic suppliers to obtain responses to our due diligence questionnaire (“DDQ”), fulfilling our 2023 goal to obtain supplier completion of our DDQs. The questionnaires addressed risks in human rights and environmental protection, among other topics. Nineteen suppliers completed the DDQ; for the remaining 11, responses were determined based on policy materials, position statements, and other information either provided by the supplier or publicly available.

We then completed supply chain risk assessments of these suppliers based on the DDQ responses and supplier screening results.

2024 ESG goals

Our 2024 goals, as outlined below, continue to underscore our commitment to managing our ESG impact.

Environmental

GOAL 1: Continue to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2024, supporting our multiyear effort to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10% across all of our locations and fleet by the end of 2025


GOAL 2: Set science-based targets (SBTs) in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by 2025 and reinforce with the long-term aspiration to achieve 100% renewable electricity as may be available by 2030.

Social

GOAL 1: Implement a new leadership development program to prepare high-potential individual contributors for future leadership opportunities and incorporate robust inclusion training into HR-sponsored leadership development programs, supporting our multiyear aspiration that leadership representation of women leaders globally and leaders who are of underrepresented race/ethnicity in the U.S. aligns with our overall employee representation and with the total available talent market in the communities where we operate around the world


GOAL 2: Continue ongoing global pay equity analyses and adjust pay where appropriate to close any pay equity gaps

Governance

GOAL 1: Implement mechanisms to collect employee feedback on the effectiveness of compliance resources and perception of ethical culture


GOAL 2: Deploy a globally centralized, external-facing privacy management tool to enable more efficient administration of user privacy preferences

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TOPPED CATEGORY IN 2023 FOR

10th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

FORTUNE 500
RANK: 109

2023 awards and recognition

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Top 50 Most Admired Companies for HR

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BREEAM Code for a Sustainable Buit Environment 

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WELL

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USBC

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Energy Star / DGNB

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Diversity Champion Award

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International Inclusion Award

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Global Recognition: Human Rights Campaign

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Global Recognition: Disability Equity Index

We seek to provide clarity and transparency across all our reporting channels and intend to evolve our ESG reporting practices to best manage the impacts of our operations and meet stakeholder expectations.

For inquiries regarding our ESG Report, please email ESG@arrow.com

Join us

Technology alone won’t solve the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Innovation is powered by people. It takes human ingenuity and collaboration to craft solutions.

We’re a team of many backgrounds in a global ecosystem, working toward one common goal: to help customers create a better tomorrow, where innovation improves quality of life and the benefits of technology are more accessible to all.

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