Kaspersky Lab travels to the Antarctic

Company sponsors commonwealth expedition team

October 6, 2009

Company sponsors commonwealth expedition team

Kaspersky Lab has announced its decision to act as title sponsor of the Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition.

The Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition, which sets off in November 2009, involves eight women from the Commonwealth countries of Cyprus, Ghana, India, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Jamaica and United Kingdom. They will ski more than 900 km from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole while exposed to temperatures as low as -40 °С. The representatives from Brunei, Cyprus, Ghana and Jamaica will be the first from their nations to ski to the South Pole, while those from India, New Zealand and Singapore will be the first women from their nations to do so.

“We are thrilled to be working with Kaspersky Lab Asia,” expedition leader Felicity Aston from the United Kingdom said of the sponsorship deal. “Kaspersky Lab is an international group that recognises the importance of working across nations and cultures to tackle global issues – be that computer malware or the effects of climate change. Kaspersky Lab and the expedition share the same pioneering spirit so I am sure that we will make a great team.”

“The Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition is an important awareness initiative and a remarkable team effort. Kaspersky Lab’s support for such projects is part of our corporate social responsibility policy,” says Harry Cheung, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific. “Our company shares the ideas and principles of international solidarity that have made this expedition possible. Just like the expedition team, we ignore stereotypes and prejudices in our work and recognise the reality of the modern world. We are honoured to sponsor the Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition.”