Unique culture and longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility put WWT on the list for second consecutive year
ST. LOUIS – April 28, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, has been named one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. WWT ranked 23rd in 2016 and this is the second consecutive year that WWT has appeared on the prestigious list.
“WWT is not only on the leading edge of IT innovation, we’re also leaning into our longstanding commitment to give back to the community and conduct business in a manner that is socially and environmentally responsible,” said WWT’s chief executive officer and co-founder Jim Kavanaugh.
Great Place to Work® analyzed surveys from nearly 600 companies to rank those that best create a sense of purpose and meaning among their employees through involvement in the community. Not only do these workplaces stand out for their generosity, their team members also express a great deal of pride in what their organizations accomplish.
“We are absolutely dedicated to using our company’s resources, influence and leadership presence within the industry to positively impact people, communities and the environment – and we are pleased that our employees recognize and actively contribute to our vision, mission and goals regarding Corporate Social Responsibility,” said Ann Marr, vice president, Global Human Resources and CSR Executive Sponsor for WWT.
The Best Workplaces for Giving Back took into consideration feedback from about 240,000 employees in a diverse range of industries, as well as their companies’ volunteer programs and charitable giving relative to revenue. WWT came in 23rd on the list.
“The Best Workplaces for Giving Back demonstrate more than just a commitment to charity,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president at Great Place to Work®. “These organizations have earned employees’ admiration by involving staffers in their community service efforts and contributing resources in ways that genuinely reflect their unique cultures.”
WWT employees are not only encouraged to better themselves in the workplace, but also to give back. The company actively supports community-based organizations, including the United Way, St. Patrick Center, NPower, The Ronald McDonald House, Variety Club, Komen Race for the Cure, Inwood House, Junior Achievement, American Heart Association, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Ride 2 Recovery, Kingdom House, Angels’ Arms, American Liver Foundation, City Academy and Habitat for Humanity. Every WWT employee is offered the opportunity to get involved in their community through its Day of Caring initiative. WWT encourages teams to participate in other community outreach programs by sponsoring team building activities with an emphasis on volunteering in our community. The goal is to create positive change for the communities WWT cherishes.
WWT and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. Employees rated their sense that they make a difference in their jobs, the meaningfulness of their work, and the impact they feel their organizations make in the community. The list also took into account company programs and an analysis of anonymous employee comments about their workplaces.
The Best Workplaces for Giving Back is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations. WWT has amassed a number of awards from Fortune and Great Place to Work® recently, including being named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2016 (ranked 38), Best Workplaces in Technology 2016 (ranked 3), Best Workplaces for Camaraderie 2015 (ranked 8), Best Workplaces for Diversity 2015 (ranked 7), Best Workplaces for Women 2015 (ranked 53) and Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 (ranked 12).
To learn more about WWT’s corporate culture, longstanding commitment to giving back to the community and its Corporate Social Responsibility program, visit https://www.wwt.com/about-us/.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with over $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
Ed Levens, PropelMG for WWT