TD SYNNEX Against Abuse is launched to raise awareness of domestic abuse

By Simon Meredith | 5th October 2023

Live-streamed launch event with guest speaker from Warrington Women’s Aid charity taking place today as TD SYNNEX announces its ‘TD SYNNEX Against Abuse’ initiative and their membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA)

Basingstoke, 05 October 2023 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) is today launching TD SYNNEX Against Abuse in the UK – a campaign aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse and supporting any co-workers who have been affected by the issue. The distributor is working with a prominent women’s charity on the project and has also announced its membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a leading business network that supports employers in taking action on domestic abuse.

The programme is being kicked off today with a live talk at TD SYNNEX’s Warrington office by Sally Startle, chief officer at Warrington Women’s Aid, which will be live-streamed to the company’s other UK locations.

The TD SYNNEX Against Abuse initiative is being driven by the company’s Elevate business resource group (BRG), which is dedicated to the empowerment of women, in conjunction with the company’s mental health and charities teams. Trained domestic abuse champions will be made available in all four of the company’s UK locations. They will work alongside existing mental health first aiders to address any concerns raised by co-workers.

Nicola Corbett, sales manager, systems integrators and service providers, UK,  a board member of the UK&I Elevate panel, said: “According to The National Centre for Domestic Violence1 one in four women and one in six men will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. Yet only five percent of organisations have any specific guidelines or policies on the issue.  The TD SYNNEX Against Abuse campaign is all about raising awareness of the impact that domestic abuse has on individuals and families. The intent is to inform and educate our co-workers about the issue, how to spot the signs of abuse, and where they can find help. It’s also part of our continuous

Following today’s launch, TD SYNNEX will be sharing information about its policy and approach with co-workers, and encouraging anyone who feels the need to reach out to its domestic abuse champions.

As part of its commitment to the TD SYNNEX Against Abuse campaign, TD SYNNEX has become a member of EIDA, which works with employers to help them implement effective internal policies on domestic abuse and provide awareness and signposting to resources. EIDA also encourages members to build relationships and share best practice with the aim of achieving systematic changes in the way that domestic abuse is approached and managed in organisations.

Susan Bright, CEO of EIDA, stated: “We are delighted to welcome TD SYNNEX UK to our network and expand our presence in the IT channel. Employers have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse. By raising awareness, supporting their co-workers, and inspiring other organisations to do the same, they can help us to achieve our vision of every UK organisation taking effective action to prevent and address the issue.”

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