Office Depot Releases New Sustainability Goals

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report, incorporating sustainability information for Office Depot, CompuCom and Grand & Toy. Additionally, the report contains the company’s public-facing sustainability goals around energy consumption, transportation emissions and local communities.

“We are committed to decreasing the company’s environmental impact through waste diversion programs, greener packaging, transportation innovations and product solutions that extend throughout the lifecycle,” says Gerry Smith, chief executive officer for Office Depot, Inc. “We look at sustainability as another challenge we can help our customers address. By supporting the social and environmental values of our customers, we are able to significantly scale our impact beyond our walls and into the workplace of every customer.”

Progress and accomplishments highlighted in the 2019 report include:

  • 4.4 million pounds of technology and e-waste recycled.
  • 24,000 metric tons of waste diverted from landfills.
  • 8% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.
  • 11% reduction in energy consumption.

Office Depot’s new sustainability goals include:

  • Increasing Office Depot associate volunteers 216% in 2019 vs. 2018.
  • Increasing Office Depot associate hours of service 80% in 2019 vs. 2018.
  • Reducing energy consumption 10% by 2021.
  • Improving cube utilizations 10% by 2021.
  • Reducing miles per gallon consumption in the company’s private fleet 15% by 2021.

For more information about sustainability at Office Depot, please view the full 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading B2B integrated distribution company providing business services and supplies, products and technology solutions through its fully integrated omni-channel platform of approximately 1,350 stores, online presence and dedicated sales professionals and technicians to small, medium and enterprise businesses. For more information, visit www.news.officedepot.com.

 

 

SOURCE: Office Depot, Inc.

 

 

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