Naperville, IL — OfficeMax Australia has been honored by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia with two awards — Retailer of the Year 2012 and the Responsible Procurement Award 2012.
Naperville, IL — OfficeMax® Incorporated, a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, has been honored by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia with two awards — Retailer of the Year 2012 and the Responsible Procurement Award 2012 — for the Australian subsidiary’s ongoing support of sustainability and responsible forest management.
It was the second consecutive year that FSC Australia awarded OfficeMax Australia as its Retailer of the Year, which pays tribute to a retailer that has helped to create a marketplace that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The Responsible Procurement Award recognizes an end-user organization that demonstrates a commitment to procuring FSC-certified products as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy.
“OfficeMax has deserved these two awards and is certainly leading the way when it comes to responsible procurement and retailing by throwing its weight behind FSC,” says Natalie Reynolds, chief executive of FSC Australia.
“Receiving this honor from the Forest Stewardship Council Australia for the second year in a row is great validation for our sustainability work,” says William C. Agee, managing director of OfficeMax Australia.
OfficeMax Australia has been a member of FSC Australia since 2009, and works actively with other supply and manufacturing partners to encourage them to become FSC-certified.
OfficeMax Incorporated has more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico and has been named one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.
SOURCE: OfficeMax Incorporated