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Westcon-Comstor affirms commitment to transformation retaining its Level 1 B-BBEE rating

Continued commitment to development, investment in partner programmes, and focus on staff and SMME’s key catalyst to sustainable business development

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a value-added distributor of leading ICT solutions, is pleased to announce 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.

Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa.

“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.”

A global business, Westcon-Comstor has proved yet again that its focus on investment and the development of its local teams, brings a unique brand of value-added distribution to the market. One that is expressly centred around transformation and customer experience.

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.

About Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa

Westcon-Comstor is a leading international distributor of business technology. Our solutions from the world’s leading vendors make businesses more secure, productive, mobile and connected. We specialise in the technologies essential to every business: Security, Collaboration, Infrastructure and Data Centre. We translate our solutions into real value for our partners through our unrivalled expertise in global deployment, digital distribution and services. Technology is our business, but our story is our people and our partners, and we deliver results together.

Editorial contacts
Westcon-Comstor SSA Marketing & Digital Experience Director Saartjie Wait +27 11 848 9121 Saartjie.wait@westcon.com
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