Woburn, MA – February 20, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab has been awarded Building Impact’s Gold Impact Award for 2012 for its commitment to strengthening local communities through volunteerism and giving.
As a participating company in the 2012 Building Impact’s Connect Program, Kaspersky Lab was required to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the award:
- Host three donation drives in the office
- Host two in-office volunteer events
- Volunteer for at least two nonprofit events
- Hold at least one corporate volunteer day in the community
Kaspersky Lab not only met these criteria but went above and beyond. Throughout 2012, Kaspersky employees contributed to a variety of in-office philanthropic activities including a “Ready For School” drive, donating back-to-school supplies for children, raising money for breast cancer research through a silent auction and bake sale during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and holding a holiday toy drive.
Outside of the office, Kaspersky Lab employees helped to clean up the Mystic River north of Boston, took part in Boston’s Corporate Challenge 5K race and worked at the Greater Boston Food Bank to help make meals for those in need. Kaspersky Lab plans to continue these initiatives and broaden the number and types of community service opportunities in 2013. Learn more about Kaspersky Lab’s commitment to the community on Kaspersky Lab’s career site.
Building Impact’s Mission
Building Impact’s mission to create stronger and more connected communities is best advanced by each citizen—both corporate and individual—rolling up their sleeves and getting personally involved in helping local communities. Their goal is to help our participants move over time towards more meaningful and frequent community engagement, what they call The Path of Engagement. The Footprint Awards—now called The Impact Awards— were developed to recognize the most engaged partners as they move along the Path of Engagement, leaving their positive impact along the way. Kaspersky Lab will be honored on March 29, 2013 at Building Impact’s first annual “Non-Gala” event in downtown Boston.
Steve Orenberg, President
Kaspersky Lab, North America
”At Kaspersky Lab, we’re committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality—it is part of our corporate mission. Through participation with Building Impact and by giving back to the community, we’re taking Kaspersky’s corporate values to another level and extending those beliefs into the community. Connecting with local neighborhoods not only helps those less fortunate but it also builds a cooperative spirit and kinship among our employees.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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