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.
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 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.
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.
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.