Inspiring Trust and Confidence in Our Stakeholders

At CDW, we understand that integrity, trust and good corporate governance matter to all of our stakeholders. The CDW Way Code reinforces our commitment to adhere to the highest ethical standards. By ensuring smart governance and ethics and compliance practices, we continue to earn the trust and confidence of our stakeholders, which enables us to create long-term shareholder value.

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The CDW Board of Directors is responsible for providing oversight of the strategic and operational direction of CDW and supporting our long-term interests. Visit our Investor Relations page for more information on our Corporate Governance practices including Board Committee responsibilities, governance documents, investor presentations and other resources. 

Board Oversight Reflects Importance of ESG at CDW

The Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors oversees ESG at CDW. With the Board’s support, we formalized our long-standing ESG commitment by establishing a cross-functional ESG Steering Committee, and an ESG Program Office and Working Group. 

Our ESG Steering Committee is a group of senior executives charged with setting the strategic direction for the ESG program at CDW. This group oversees our reporting and disclosure on ESG matters and helps ensure the ESG program achieves the desired outcomes.

The ESG Program Office and Working Group were established to support CDW’s ongoing commitment to ESG and help us successfully execute our ESG strategy across the business. The Program Office’s role is to ensure the application of best practices in managing the ESG strategy, which includes aligning with new developments and the latest standards, strategically evaluating opportunities to expand CDW’s efforts, and continuously improving the coordination and day-to-day management of ESG-related matters across the company. The Program Office and supporting Working Group work closely on all aspects of ESG reporting. In addition, the Working Group is responsible for continuous improvement of the ESG program through execution of key initiatives, review of processes and management of supporting documentation.

Leaders of our investor relations and legal teams are integral members of the ESG Working Group. They understand the growing importance of ESG to the investment community and are committed to engaging with this critical audience on CDW’s ESG journey. In 2020, these teams proactively reached out to our largest passive investors to engage with them on ESG-related updates and CDW’s performance and strategy



We understand the level of trust that our coworkers, investors, customers, vendor partners, communities and other stakeholders place in us, and we accept our responsibility for maintaining that trust. Our ethics and compliance program is built around our efforts to guard and protect the trust of our coworkers, investors, customers, vendor partners, communities and other stakeholders, while ensuring that we adhere to The CDW Way Code and follow all legal and regulatory requirements. 

We have controls in place for CDW coworkers and outside partners to report and address concerns. Our Ethics Helpline can be used to confidentially ask questions, seek advice and/or report possible violations. The Helpline is operated by an independent third party, can be reached by phone or online, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


In today’s increasingly complex technology environment, the protection of information assets for our business, coworkers, customers and partners is one of our most important responsibilities. It is essential to the integrity of our business and the trust we share with our customers, partners and other stakeholders. 

Our information security strategy is codified through a cohesive set of security policies aligned with CDW’s enterprise risk management program. It serves to protect a variety of IT and information assets, including data covered by compliance matters, confidential customer and partner information, and data we create, collect and store.

CDW’s comprehensive set of information security policies, and the critical importance that we place on maintaining trust with our stakeholders, guides our approach to information security. Our data privacy program is governed by our Global Data Privacy Policy and related procedures and requirements. Our comprehensive efforts focus on four critical areas of risk management, compliance, cybersecurity, and assurance. 

Our commitment to robust customer privacy and data security programs in our business reinforces our credibility to help customers address their own cybersecurity needs. As remote work and hybrid working environments continue to evolve, cybersecurity strategy and integrated solutions have become more important than ever. Learn more about our suite of cybersecurity solutions