ePlus is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging across our business, as it relates to our own employees but also as it relates to our interactions with customers, partner organizations and the communities in which we work.
Our commitment to diversity also carries over into the way we interact with our suppliers and our partners. We believe a diverse supplier base increases innovation and reflects our customers’ values. ePlus is a corporate member of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC). WRMSDC supports the growth and welfare of minority-owned businesses in California, Nevada and Hawaii. We are pleased to have joined this group as it provides us with the opportunity to participate in events where we can network, engage and work with minority owned businesses in these areas.
We have a streamlined process to select and onboard Minority Business Enterprises. This enables us to source from and promote procurement from diverse suppliers for a variety of products and customers. This allows ePlus to maximize the inclusion of diverse suppliers in opportunities.
In our hiring practices and in our work with each other we focus on respecting diversity of opinion and experience. We prioritize and value the diverse set of beliefs, opinions, experience, skill sets, training and backgrounds that our employees bring to the table.
Our employees are inspired to be knowledgeable, resourceful, and creative, bringing the influence of thousands of previous experiences and engagements to the table to learn from, improve upon and master as they seek out new and innovative ways to help customers solve problems using technology. We believe that we nurture this passion and enthusiasm by encouraging employees to bring their most authentic selves to work every day.
We ensure that we are fostering a culture of balance and flexibility that enables employees to feel supported and accepted. We believe this ultimately motivates all employees to perform at their best and were recognized by Top Workplaces USA with an award for our work-life flexibility as well as our leadership, and we are proud that our employees feel that their wellness is a priority to ePlus.
ePlus is deeply rooted in the communities where our employees, partners, and customers live and work, contributing in many ways to charitable organizations that support individuals facing challenges from homelessness and hunger to blood cancers and access to education. A sampling of our collective efforts, which include a combination of employee giving, corporate matching, and volunteerism, can be found on our Corporate Social Responsibility page and is a source of great pride for our company.
As our organization has grown, so too have the sustainable practices we have put in place to support our business in alignment with environmental, social and governance protocols. We're proud of how hard our employees work to make the world a better place and invite you to learn more about some of their efforts on our Environmental, Social and Governance site.