Oracle, University of Pennsylvania, Ogletree Deakins, Chicago Public
Schools and Others Recognized for their Commitment to Greener Purchasing
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2017--
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office
supplies, business products and services delivered through an
omnichannel platform, today announced that it is recognizing
forward-thinking companies from across the country for their leadership
in greener purchasing.
"One of the unique ways Office Depot promotes sustainability is by
celebrating our customers who buy greener,” said Steve Calkins,
president, business solutions division for Office Depot. “By recognizing
these organizations for achieving their sustainability goals, they’ll
continue to make greener purchasing decisions in the future and we
believe that other organizations will follow.”
Leadership in Greener Purchasing award winners include private sector
organizations American Electric Power (Columbus, OH), Best Buy Co., Inc.
(Richfield, MN), DaVita (Denver, CO), Oracle (Redwood City, CA), Rush
Enterprises, Inc. (New Braunfels, TX), Marsh & McLennan Companies (New
York City), and Ogletree Deakins; and public sector customers City of
Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Los Angeles City College, University of
California, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania and
Washington State Department of Licensing.
In addition, University of Pennsylvania (Penn) received the Office Depot
Special Recognition for Greener Spend Analysis Award. This award
recognizes the exemplary efforts specific to analyzing green spend data.
Office Depot and University of Pennsylvania also worked together on the
‘Power Down Challenge’ energy savings initiative, which allowed Office
Depot to identify top technology items that could both improve energy
efficiency and lower the environmental footprint for the campus
“Penn Purchasing Services works with its suppliers and the Penn
community to actively identify and promote products and processes that
make a positive sustainability impact,” said Mark Mills, Penn’s director
of purchasing. “We are pleased to work with a company such as Office
Depot, which gives us access to the kinds of detailed data we need to
make intelligent and practical decisions related to sustainability.
Office Depot has been instrumental in helping Penn green its office
supplies spend, and we look forward to continued collaboration moving
Award winners were selected from among Office Depot’s largest customers
based on their expenditure on products with eco-attributes such as
recycled content, energy-efficiency, non-toxicity, etc., and/or
ecolabels such as FSC®, EPEAT, GREENGUARD Certification, GreenSeal® and
EcoLogo. Customer purchases with the highest level of meaningful
eco-attributes and ecolabels were given extra weight in the selection
Office Depot uses a wide range of approaches to increase customer uptake
of greener products, including The Green Book® digital catalog to
simplify the green shopping experience for contract customers, a
GreenerOffice™ web store with over 14,000 products with environmental
attributes, and regular promotions on greener products. Last year, sales
of greener products accounted for 30 percent of the company’s total
product assortment. Office Depot also has one of the industry’s leading
sets of Green Solutions and reporting tools, many of which were
developed in collaboration with specific customers.
For more information about Office Depot’s sustainability initiatives,
please see Office
Depot's Corporate Sustainability Report.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of office supplies, business
products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform.
The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed
approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in
North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores,
award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business
sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations,
franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under
several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy.
The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray,
Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and Highmark.
Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol “ODP.”
Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a
trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any
other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of
their respective owners.
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