Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa announced that it has once again achieved a Level 1 B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) rating in South Africa.
The company’s continued commitment to diversity and focus on equity representation, as well as emphasis on investment in SMME, supplier and staff development, are central to the vision and goal to position itself as an accountable corporate citizen. The company is more than 51% black-owned, including an over 35% black woman ownership, which is key to it exceeding all requirements to retain its Level 1 B-BBEE status.
“At Westcon-Comstor, we are committed to ensuring that our business has a sustainable and long-term impact on the lives of all South Africans. Retaining our Level 1 B-BBEE status is testimony to the fact that we have embedded transformation into both our business objectives, as well as our company culture,” states Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa.
“I am delighted that we can give our customers and partners the assurance that we will continue to assist them in their efforts to increase their own B-BBEE ratings by recognising their spend with us in their scorecards.”
The announcement also provides the distributor’s global vendor partners with a streamlined approach to doing business in the region. This includes the reassurance that through their partnership with Westcon-Comstor, they too can contribute to the continued growth of, and investment in, the local channel in a sustained and effective manner.
“I need to thank my team who tirelessly work towards ensuring that transformation is part of Westcon-Comstor’s DNA. To us this is far more than a scorecard, it is a programmatic approach towards investment and upliftment initiatives, and opportunities that will have a long-term impact on the livelihood of the South African businesses and people whose lives we touch daily,” ends Parbhoo.