Westcon-Comstor attains Level 1 B-BBEE rating

31032019155 d12a50ed9d zWestcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a distributor of leading ICT solutions, has attained a Level 1 B-BBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) rating in South Africa, moving from level 3 to level 1 in just under two years

The company stated that not only is the business owned by more than 51 per cent black, it also boasts more than 30 per cent ownership of black woman, exceeding all requirements.

Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at the company, said, “Achieving Level 1 B-BBEE shows our commitment to South Africa and that we take the government’s direction on B-BBEE seriously by embedding its strategic objectives into every aspect of our organisation. Outside of our shareholding, we have created jobs and learnerships, and provided opportunities for smaller companies to provide services to us with a focus on the development of SMME partners to execute in the IT market.”

Westcon-Comstor’s partners, customers and vendors are working with a value-added distributor to improve their business through a strategic and committed transformation approach.

“Our Level 1 B-BBEE certification provides customers with a way to increase their own ratings by recognising spend with us in their scorecards. For our vendors we highlight that they are in partnership with a distributor that has removed any roadblocks in taking their products to market,’’ added Parbhoo.

According to Parbhoo, the attainment of this rating is not only a certification but also a recognition of the investment the company has made in its people and the upliftment programmes and initiatives it has deployed and developed across all pillars of the B-BBEE codes.

“We are exceptionally proud of this achievement and our thanks go out to the individuals and teams in the business who took ownership of driving this goal and worked tirelessly to create the programmes and mechanisms to make it work. Ensuring compliance through the programmes we have developed is not just a tick box for Westcon-Comstor, it has become central to our business DNA and we are committed to continuous improvement through transformation,” concluded Parbhoo.

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