At Staples, we embrace and promote inclusion and diversity. We know how important it is for all associates to feel valued for who they are. We're continually evolving our inclusive company culture by celebrating associates' similarities and differences. We strive to create an environment in which the diversity of our workforce allows for diversity of ideas, so that all associates have the opportunity to be unique and innovative in their contributions.
But our commitment to diversity does not end with our associates. As we aim to provide every product a business needs to succeed, we also strive to strengthen the relationships we have within the diverse markets we serve and with the global suppliers and vendors with whom we do business.
I am proud of the progress we've made over the years and look forward to continuing our journey toward becoming an even more inclusive and diverse organization.
Chairman & CEO
March 27, 2013