Woburn, MA – March 27, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab North America announced today it has been awarded Building Impact’s Gold Impact Award for 2013 for its commitment to strengthening local communities through volunteerism and giving. This is the second consecutive year Kaspersky Lab North America has won this award.
As a participating company in the 2013 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 went above and beyond the criteria, contributing to a variety of initiatives both inside and outside of the office. In the office, employees donated back-to-school supplies for children through a Ready for School donation drive, spent over $3,300 purchasing pies to raise money for Community Servings, a Massachusetts not-for-profit food and nutrition program, and over 30 employees wrote 69 letters to be delivered to soldiers overseas, thanking them for their sacrifice and service. Outside of the office, Kaspersky Lab employees helped to renovate paddocks at the Stone Zoo and made a $1,500 donation to the zoo, ran the Color Me Rad 5K race to benefit the Special Olympics and volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank, making over 6,100 meals.
Learn more about Kaspersky Lab’s commitment to the community on Kaspersky Lab’s Community Involvement site.
Steve Orenberg, President
Kaspersky Lab North America
“Working with Building Impact over the last few years has been a great experience. We’ve seen a positive difference in the involvement of our employees in volunteering and participating in activities to support the local community. We’re committed to being involved with and giving back to our community, so much so that we make it a part of our corporate culture. Working with Building Impact on volunteerism activities has enabled our employees to make stronger, more meaningful connections not just locally, but with each other. Being awarded with Building Impact’s Gold Impact Award two years in a row really means a great deal to us.”
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 more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, 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.
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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 participants move over time towards more meaningful and frequent community engagement. The Impact Awards were developed to recognize the most engaged partners as they move along this path leaving their positive impact along the way.