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Avnet has a history of good corporate citizenship, including a well-established community relations program focusing on education, children’s issues and technology. Click here for more detailed information regarding Avnet's Community Relations.
Community Outreach: Avnet employs a three-pronged approach to community relations: strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, volunteerism and employee-driven community relations activities.
Community Partnerships: Understanding that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole, Avnet works closely with suppliers, customers and vendors to expand its impact in the community. The strategy is working - PR News honored Avnet with a Corporate Social Responsibility Award for stakeholder engagement.
Charitable Giving: Avnet considers it a corporate responsibility to reach out and make a difference in its communities around the world. Involvement takes many forms, including employee volunteerism; and one way the company participates is through charitable contributions. It sets aside targeted funds, administered by an employee-led team – the Avnet Contributions Council, which considers applications from nonprofit organizations for funding. Avnet’s strategic community relations focus is on children’s welfare, education and community partnerships.
Educational Outreach: Avnet sponsors educational programs that run the gamut from kindergarten through college. Avnet supports innovative programs that build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating students to pursue opportunities in science and technology.
Educational Partnerships: Because education is a strategic priority, Avnet has forged relationships with universities and community colleges, as well as secondary and elementary institutions to ensure students of all ages are equipped to handle tomorrow’s technological demands.
Avnet Signature Events: Because technology education is a critical component of Avnet’s community relations strategy, Avnet has created several signature events to provide students of all ages with hands-on experiences.
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