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ACCO Brands Corporation Named One of America's Safest Companies

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded academic, consumer and business products, was honored as one of "America's Safest Companies for 2017" by EHS Today magazine, a leading publication for environmental, health and safety professionals.

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ACCO Brands earned the award for 2017 based on demonstrating EHS leadership in the form of support from management and employee involvement, innovative solutions to safety challenges, injury and illness rates significantly lower than the average for the industry, comprehensive training programs, evidence that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process and excellent communication internally and externally about the value of safety.

This is the second time ACCO Brands has received the EHS Today award. In addition, the company earned The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Health and Safety Award, achieving the Order of Distinction (21 consecutive gold metal awards) for Occupational Health and Safety Excellence in the United Kingdom. In Canada, ACCO Brands has been recognized twice by Workplace Safety North with their President's Award.

"ACCO Brands lives by a vision, values and leadership promise developed by a cross-functional team that includes our CEO and senior officers," said James Edwards, Director, Environmental Health and Safety. "These principles reflect our culture, our team-operating environment and what we expect to be as a company now and in the future, and ACCO Brands is committed to continuing proactive safety planning, employee involvement, communication and accident prevention," Edwards says.

About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded academic, consumer and business products. Our widely recognized brands include Artline®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Derwent®, Esselte®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Leitz®, Mead®, Quartet®, Rapid®, Rexel®, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones® and many others. Our products are sold in more than 100 countries around the world. More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at


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