GLENVIEW, Ill. – Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) today announced it has been presented with the 2016 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award from AT&T. This award recognizes that Anixter has exceeded AT&T’s minority and woman-owned business utilization targets and shows the company’s commitment to support diversity programs and suppliers.
“Supplier diversity is a top priority at AT&T. We’re proud to work with companies that take it as seriously as we do,” said Susan A. Johnson, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, AT&T. “Our 2016 award winners demonstrated an unwavering commitment to helping our diverse supplier community flourish. At AT&T, we know inclusion drives innovation. Supplier diversity is key to our overall success. And we take pride in being a leader in this area.”
This is the third time in four years Anixter has been presented with the award. As more companies look to develop diversity among their suppliers, Anixter continues to lend its experience to companies such as AT&T to promote diversity among its suppliers, integrators and other customers to support and develop small, minority-owned, women-owned and disabled veteran business enterprises.
“We are committed to providing diversity leadership in the markets we serve and feel very honored to have received the Diversity Crystal Award from AT&T,” said Rick Arsenault, senior vice president of global sales for Anixter’s service providers and wireless business. “To help AT&T meet its diversity goals, Anixter has focused on working with woman-owned or minority-owned businesses through its diversity channels to provide material to AT&T.”
In addition to supporting the AT&T diversity program, Anixter provides opportunities for subcontracting, purchasing or reselling, teaming arrangements and mentor-protégé programs. To help its U.S. customers report on their indirect diversity purchases from Anixter, Anixter has continued to distribute electronic diversity reports each quarter as it has done since 1999.
To learn more about Anixter’s corporate citizenship programs, view our Corporate Responsibility Report.
Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.
Anixter adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) nearly 600,000 products and over $1.0 billion in inventory, 3) over 300 warehouses/branch locations with approximately 9.0 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in approximately 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.