Supplier and Customer Diversity Program

Anixter is committed to promoting participation of minority-, woman- and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises (MWDVBE) in our distribution business. We will use reasonable efforts to provide opportunities to certified MWDVBE’s through purchasing or reselling opportunities, mentor-protégé programs, teaming arrangements and subcontracting whenever practical.

Diversity Purchasing

  • Within the U.S., Anixter spent more than $830 million with 3,000 small, minority-, woman- and disabled-veteran owned business enterprises in 2019. 
  • Anixter continued to help U.S. customers report on their indirect diversity purchases from Anixter by distributing electronic diversity purchasing reports each quarter. Anixter has been supporting customers with quarterly diversity purchasing reports since 1999. 
  • As a General Services Administration (GSA) contract holder since 2000, Anixter continuously strives to attain annual small business subcontracting goals. The small business subcontracting initiative focuses on increasing subcontracting opportunities for disadvantaged, HUBZone-certified, veteranowned, service-disabled-veteran- owned and woman-owned small businesses to receive maximum practical opportunities in federal government subcontract awards. The program seeks to ensure that domestic small businesses receive a fair and equitable opportunity to compete for and receive subcontracts.

Diversity Sales

Through a combination of long-term and recently established partnerships with a vast array of diversity organizations located across the U.S., Anixter’s and our partners’ strengths are combined to collectively help our mutual customers achieve their diversity business engagement goals for both large projects and day-to-day operations. In 2019, Anixter sold more than $147 million in products to various strategic diversity partners.


AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award

In 2017, Anixter was presented with AT&T’s Supplier Diversity Crystal Award for significantly exceeding their minority-, woman- and disabled-veteran owned business utilization targets. Per AT&T’s recognition letter, Anixter was part of “a very select group of Prime Suppliers who attained and/or exceeded 21.5 percent diversity utilization in 2016.” This is the third time in four years that Anixter has attained this prestigious award.

PSEG-Long Island Prime Supplier Diversity Utilization Award

In 2018, Anixter won the 2018 PSEG-LI 2018 Prime Supplier Diversity Utilization Award for assisting PSEG-LI meet their diversity spend requirements.