Boca Raton, FL — Office Depot has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings as the Number 1 greenest large retailer in America for the third consecutive year.
Boca Raton, FL — Office Depot has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings as the Number 1 greenest large retailer in America for the third consecutive year. Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as America’s ninth greenest large company.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Top Green Retailer ranking in Newsweek’s Green Rankings once again,” says Kevin Peters, president, North America for Office Depot.
Office Depot received the highest mark for transparency of environmental disclosure among retailers evaluated. The main reason for the company’s top ranking was due to its ongoing effort to reduce its environmental footprints including carbon, water, waste and materials, as well as its best-practice environmental management program.
Implementation of this strategy is tracked in a PwC-reviewed Environmental Dashboard, which details how Office Depot has improved year-over-year.
“Our environmental strategy is a business strategy,” says Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director, environmental strategy for Office Depot. “We start with what our customers want and align our internal and external environmental efforts toward meeting their needs. What’s great about the recognition that comes from Newsweek’s rankings is that it encourages more eco-conscious customers to choose Office Depot. And through their greener purchasing efforts, we collectively drive long term environmental footprint reduction across the whole value chain.”
For complete information about the rankings and how they were calculated, please visit: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/22/newsweek-green-rankings-2012-full-methodology.html
Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,680 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. For more information about Office Depot’s environmental initiatives, visit www.officedepot.cc/environment/.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To read Retail Facility Business’ cover story on Office Depot’s commitment to LEED-certified stores, please click here.