What Ingram has in common with Kermit the Frog

Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) took a saying from the popular Sesame Street character Kermit the Frog: “It’s not easy being green” to describe its efforts on the part of the environment.

According to the company based in Santa Ana, Calif., being green is now part of the company culture and a major factor in the way it does business.

To that end, Ingram released its first ever social responsibility report. The report is part of Ingram Micro’s Smart Steward, Smart Citizen initiative and the company wants the market to know that its one of the only technology distributors to track and publicly report its sustainability commitment.

In that report, Ingram joined the EPA Climate Leaders and was able to inventory its carbon emissions for years 2009 and 2010 last year with a decrease of 5.7 per cent year-over-year.

Also in 2010, Ingram renewed its partnership with EPEAT, the international standard for registered green electronics, and improved search functionality for customers so they could find EPEAT products online.

Ingram received 14001 certification for its effective environment management system in operations in North America which follows Ingram Micro Sweden’s 2009 certification, according to the report.

Ingram maintained WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) compliance throughout its operations.

And, Ingram associates have been actively engaged in their local communities, donating more than $1 million to local charities in 2010.

You can read the entire report online by clicking here.


Synnex Corp. (NYSE: SNX) announced solid financial results based on strong organic revenue growth in all regions for the second quarter.

Revenue from continuing operations was $2.46 billion, an increase of 22.5 per cent over the prior fiscal year quarter. The acquisition of Infotec Corp. of Japan added $316 million to the fiscal second quarter revenue.

Distribution income from continuing operations before non-operating items, income taxes and non-controlling interest was $50.5 million, or 2.05 per cent of distribution revenue compared with $40.5 million, or 2.01 per cent in the prior fiscal year quarter.

Lots of activity at Avnet

Rick Hamada officially took over for Roy Vallee as CEO this week and the value added distributor also announced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz.

Avnet (NYSE: AVT) reseller partners in Canada and the U.S. can use the CCoE facility to show prospects the benefits of incorporating cloud computing solutions from HP into their data centers and IT environments. As part of its HP CCoE, Avnet has created a number of cloud solutions templates, enabling partners to rapidly create proof of concept cloud models as well as live and remote demonstrations specific to their prospects’ business challenges.

Tony Vottima, senior vice president and general manager, HP Solutions Group, for Avnet said, by using Avnet’s HP Cloud Center of Excellence, channel partners can reduce much of the upfront time and resource costs associated with creating demos and accelerate their time to market.

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