Submitted by Ikon Office Solutions, Inc.
IKON Office Solutions (NYSE: IKN) today announced the Company's Law Department received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Diversity 2000 Award for excellence in the promotion of diversity in the legal community. The award was presented to IKON at the MCCA/American Lawyer Media Diversity 2000 Award Dinner on June 7 in Washington D.C. Past Diversity 2000 award recipients include Fannie Mae, Marriott International and Mobil.
The MCCA's Diversity 2000 Award honors corporate law departments that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity by implementing successful diversity initiatives, and provides regional and national recognition to progressive legal departments.
"IKON is a corporation that understands the value of diversity," said Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Executive Director of the MCCA. "The MCCA is happy to recognize IKON for its commitment to furthering diversity in its Law Department, and throughout the organization."
IKON is committed to diversity in all aspects of its business. The company recently formed the Diversity Council with the vision of being an organization reflective of the communities in which it conducts business and the customers it serves. Chaired by Liu, the Council's vision is to promote diversity as a core value within IKON to more fully benefit from the talents and strengths of a diverse organization. The Council is implementing many diversity programs in IKON's employment, training and marketing practices.
Liu is also active in promoting diversity in the legal community as a whole. He serves on several diversity committees, including the American Bar Association's Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Liu frequently speaks at public meetings on issues of diversity.
Established in 1996, MCCA is an advocate for expanded hiring and promotion of minority attorneys by corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. Through its many activities, MCCA is dedicated to broadening awareness of the business value of diversity, showing how successful diversity efforts breed success in corporate business. The organization publishes, jointly with American Lawyer Media's Diversity Publishing Group, Diversity & the Bar, a quarterly magazine distributed as insert to Corporate Counsel Magazine to 40,000 members of the legal community. MCCA also holds four regional dinners throughout the country.
IKON Office Solutions (www.ikon.com) is one of the world's leading providers of products and services that help businesses communicate. IKON provides customers with total business solutions for every office, production and outsourcing need, including copiers and printers, color solutions, distributed printing, facilities management, imaging and legal outsourcing solutions, as well as network design and consulting, application development and technology training. With fiscal 1999 revenues of $5.5 billion, IKON has approximately 900 locations worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland and Denmark.
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