From social to environmental initiatives, nothing is more important to us
than taking care of the communities we work in and serve.
Our team members are what make National Pen special, and that’s why we focus on providing a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace.
National Pen is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.
As a global organization, Diversity is a core strength of National Pen, and our workforce is comprised of team members from over 30 different nationalities and a range of different ages, genders, religions and races.
However, there is more we can do. We are developing a long-term strategy that will advocate for more diverse talent acquisition, a culture of inclusivity, ongoing learning and professional development, and a brand and customer experience reflective of our core beliefs and values (our PERSONA).
National Pen also provides a safe, healthy, and secure work environment for all employees and visitors. Our locations all comply with health and safety laws and ensure that adequate systems and administrative controls are in place to protect lives and prevent severe injury or chronic illness.
National Pen requires all suppliers to sign and adhere to our Code of Business Conduct (downloadable PDF), which aligns with PPAI’s industry practice for social compliance and ethical and responsible sourcing.
To ensure we meet all social compliance requirements, we have engaged a third-party firm in an ongoing process to audit our factories worldwide.
During these audits, the factories are checked for a wide array of issues, including, but not limited to:
Our corporate commitment is to be carbon neutral by 2040. To reach this goal, National Pen is dedicated to continuously improving our operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. Here are our areas of focus:
In addition to our commitment to small businesses globally, we are also dedicated to helping our local communities. During COVID, we donated over 80,000 face masks to charities and organizations that need them most.
Since 2012, we have partnered with Spring Global Delivery Solutions to deliver and donate almost 900 pallets of product samples to various global charities—this amounts to over 4.5 million pens and other products that have gone to those who are in need.
In the US, we also contribute writing instruments to multiple organizations which prepare children to learn and succeed with free school supplies. This includes the Kids in Need Foundation, where our donations are delivered – free of charge – to teachers and students in underserved schools across the country. Each year we’re able to supply thousands of students with the writing instruments they need to participate and succeed in the classroom. With Kids in Need Foundation’s National Network of Resource Centers and direct relationships with under-resourced schools, our donated products go directly students and teachers nationwide.
We partner with local organizations and charities to donate products, food, clothing, pet supplies, and other must-haves.
In our headquarter city of San Diego, California, we have donated thousands of personalized pens to front-line workers at local hospitals, schools and the San Diego Fire Department.
In Dundalk, Ireland, team members vote annually for which charity they’d like to donate to—over the last four years, they have raised over €15,000 for local charities including Dundalk Dog Rescue, Birches Alzheimer’s Day Centre, Louth Hospital, and Rape Crisis North East.