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RS Components named "Caring Company" by Hong Kong Council of Social Service

RS Components recognised for contributions to local community, environment and employees

Hong Kong, 7 June 2012 :

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced it has received the “Caring Company” award from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS). The company was commended for its outstanding contributions to its employees, as well as the environment and community in Hong Kong.

This is the first time that RS Components has received the award from the HKCSS, an umbrella organisation of around 400 social service agency members committed to promoting the development of social welfare in Hong Kong.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager Asia Pacific, RS Components, said, “We are very pleased to receive this award in Hong Kong. Our commitment to sound community initiatives is an integral part of our business and culture. We believe that the alignment of our core values with these initiatives will help create a positive environment for growth and success, both externally and internally.”

RS Components has continuously given back to the community through recurring company-wide involvement in fundraising and charity events with organisations such as Orbis, Kidsalive, Red Cross, and Worldvision. The company has also played its part in ensuring environmental sustainability through recycling programmes and the use of environmentally friendly materials in the office.

RS Components was further commended for promoting a healthy work-life balance for its employees. In addition, the company is committed to employees’ well-being through various wellness activities.

Recipients of the Caring Company Logo were nominated by NGOs in Hong Kong. Their contributions were judged by an independent panel based on three broad categories including “Caring for the Community”, “Caring for the Employees” and “Caring for the Environment”. 

About RS Components

 RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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