Corporate Responsibility

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Graybar is a responsible corporate citizen in local communities across North America. We are committed to contributing to a sustainable society while adding value to our customers and suppliers and providing an atmosphere for our employees to learn, grow and prosper.

Our philosophies are based on our company’s core values: integrity, customer focus, employee ownership and long-term view. In particular, we believe that long-term success is more important than short-term gains, which influences all aspects of our business.


Graybar is one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America. Employee ownership allows us to make decisions that are best for the long-term health of the company. Graybar is dedicated to improving the company for future generations. We do this by investing in our employees, recognizing their achievements, and providing them with opportunities to build successful careers.


Graybar adds value for its customers by anticipating and identifying their needs and providing cost-effective solutions reflective of our quality standards and corporate responsibility expectations. We strive to offer products and services that effectively support our customers sustainability initiatives.


We work closely with our suppliers to bring cost-effective products, services and solutions to our mutual customers while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and business conduct. In addition, we collaborate with our suppliers to identify new products and services that will satisfy our customers sustainability initiatives.


We encourage our employees to get involved and make a positive difference in their communities. Graybar supports a number of community organizations and our employees work together to serve in a variety of ways. During our annual Employee Ownership Day celebration, many locations coordinate efforts to support local charities through fundraising activities to help those in need.