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2015 Award Winner: Collaboration Award

Collaboration Award – Staples Promotional Products

Staples Promotional Products, formerly Accolade PromotionGroup (APG), has demonstrated a collaborative approach tosupplier development by partnering with Redwood Classics tolaunch a range of sustainable, high-quality, made-in-Canadapromotional product collections. This is an example of a Tier2 supplier actively working with a Tier 1 distributor to serveCAMSC’s corporate members and foster a diverse supply chain.Staples Promotional Products actively proposes CAMSC-certifiedsuppliers to companies with a diverse supplier mandate (i.e.3M, BMO, TD Bank, RBC and EY).

In the partnership with Redwood Classics, each product developedfor CAMSC’s corporate members is marked with aCAMSC-certified logo, demonstrating the commitment to equalopportunities for suppliers to work with major corporations. Thisparticular partnership has made its mark with internationalorganizations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and EY’sWorld Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Successful deals madewith this collaboration also include having products added to EY’sonline store at their annual event in Monaco and producingmade-in-Canada products for the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation.

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