ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in select categories of branded office products, has received four industry awards from the Canadian Office Products Association (COPA). The awards collectively recognize the company's community service efforts, green products, and new product development process.
"These awards reflect our goal of bringing relevant products to market based on the principles of innovation, design and sustainability," said Ed Lovekin, vice president and general manager of ACCO Brands Canada. "We believe we will succeed in the marketplace only through a continued focus on developing products with meaningful features and benefits, and producing them with a green approach wherever possible."
Because of their use of recycled materials and patented design, two ACCO Brands products were distinguished with COPA's "Green Product of the Year" award, including the Wilson Jones® recycled binder and the Quartet® ENVI white board. The Kensington® Slimblade Trackball received the "New Product Development" award for its innovative features and design.
ACCO Brands Canada was also awarded COPA's prestigious "Community Service Award of Excellence." The award recognizes an individual, corporate team or company for activities, initiatives or philanthropy that benefit their community in a noteworthy way, rather than directly benefiting the company.
ACCO Brands Canada was recognized for the company's voluntary "Power of Me" employee giving program, which has contributed more than 2,500 pounds of food to a local food bank and $50,000 in cash and products (backpacks, binders, and school supplies) to more than 10 local and national organizations including Breakfast for Learning, the Salvation Army, United Way and Future Possibilities for Kids
"The Power of Me program is a reflection of all the employees of ACCO Brands Canada, both salaried and hourly," Lovekin said. "Whether it's a few dollars for a fund-raising barbeque or an annual food drive, people are digging into their wallets to help those less fortunate. During these difficult times I think it's important to recognize these efforts and I am pleased COPA does as well."
About the Canadian Office Products Association
The Canadian Office Products Association is the leading representative of the nation's office product retailers and manufacturers. The organization provides members with programs and services that assist them in their day-to-day business, offering not only educational and networking opportunities, but also significant discounts on business expenditures.
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in select categories of branded office products. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®, Swingline®, Kensington®, Quartet®, GBC®, Rexel, NOBO, and Wilson Jones®, among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the professional print finishing market.
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Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.
Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.