By targeting measurable results within each environmental aspect listed below combined with using  A Sustainable PathSM approach, which focuses on the economic, environmental and social impacts of the organization, Anixter balances corporate responsibility and return on investment.


Energy Sustainability

It takes a lot of energy to keep 7 million square feet of warehouse and office space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Anixter is successfully reducing energy consumption around the world, which in turn lowers operating costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.


Effectively reducing waste

With more than 8,000 employees supporting over $6 billion in annual sales from over 225 buildings, Anixter is focused on reducing the waste produced in its offices and warehouses. Every day, Anixter employees do their part to effectively reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Materials and Natural Resources

Efficient use of materials and natural resources

Materials encompass everything from cardboard boxes and copier paper to office supplies and printer toner cartridges. As many of these consumables contain embedded natural resources, Anixter strives to only use what is needed and seeks to use products that contain recycled content whenever possible.


Environmentally efficient transport

To meet our customers' needs, we use third-party surface and air transportation networks in conjunction with select Anixter-operated fleet vehicles to get products from suppliers to customers around the world. Based on Anixter's extensive global transportation operations, we have the responsibility to make sure that our third-party carriers and our internal fleet vehicles operate in the most environmentally efficient manner possible.

To learn more about our sustainability program and accomplishments, download our Corporate Responsibility Report.