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OFFICE DEPOT NAMED AMERICA’S GREENEST RETAILER BY NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE FOR THE SECOND YEAR
Company is the Only Retailer in the Top 10
Boca Raton, Fla., October 24, 2011 – Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that it has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings, as the greenest large retailer in America for the second year in a row.
Office Depot not only achieved the highest aggregate green score in the U.S. retail industry, but also led in Environmental Management, and disclosure of performance data. Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as America’s 8th greenest large company, a move up of 10 spots from last year, and was the only retailer in the U.S. top 10 list.
“We’re immensely proud to be named the top U.S. retailer in Newsweek’s Green Rankings for the second consecutive year,” said Kevin Peters, President, North America for Office Depot. “We know there is a large and growing set of customers who choose Office Depot in part because of our unique ability to support their environmental goals – and Newsweek’s recognition provides further evidence that Office Depot is the supplier-of-choice for organizations seeking a greener way to get their office products.”
Two specific environmental programs Newsweek highlighted in its profile of the company included:
- The recently launched GreenerOffice Delivery Service which is on track to save over 3,000 tons of wood and approximately $1.5 million a year by delivering goods in paper bags rather than cardboard boxes.
- The series of reporting tools Office Depot provides its largest customers, including cities, states, and large corporations, which help explain their greener purchasing and the “environmental and financial tradeoffs” of their greener purchasing decisions.
“Since 2006, Office Depot has had an environmental strategy to buy greener, be greener and sell greener,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy for Office Depot. “While we’re incredibly excited that Newsweek ranked us in the top 10 greenest large companies in America, we’re even more thrilled that they recognized our unique ability to serve our customer’s environmental goals. Many leading sustainability programs focus on the supply chain, but we’ve elevated the most important stakeholder by putting the customer at the center of our environmental strategy.”
In addition, as detailed in its PwC-reviewed Environmental Dashboard, the Company has aggressively reduced its environmental footprint in most key areas of environmental impact – often driving cost reductions in the process:
- Reducing its North American waste footprint from 24,000 tons in 2008 to 16,900 in 2010; reducing costs of waste by nearly $1 million dollars a year.
- Reducing its North American electricity footprint from 628,000MWh in 2008 to 499,000MWh in 2010, reducing electricity costs by about $15 million dollars a year.
- Reducing its North American Carbon Footprint from 401,000 metric tons CO2e in 2008 to 319,000 metric tons CO2e, while driving reduction in carbon intensity as well.
- Increasing its LEED-certified buildings footprint from 21,000 square feet in 2008 to 656,000 square feet in 2010, and targeting 1.1 million square feet in upcoming years.