Attracting members of underrepresented groups to our associate base is just the beginning. At Staples, we believe it’s also our responsibility to offer opportunities that engage, develop, and retain the talented and diverse members of our workforce in all areas of our company. Not only does it help create a more inclusive, diverse and collaborative environment, but is also essential for us to enhance our organizational culture and tap new markets in an increasingly global economy.
By working with diverse businesses in our supply chain, we create jobs and opportunities for the diverse communities we serve, and increase customer loyalty. In 2012, Staples spent over $303 million with small, diverse vendors, which in turn, helped us reduce supply chain costs and increase revenues while bringing superior products to market.
Manufactured by diverse vendors and suppliers, these products offer our customers the opportunity to meet their own diversity goals, while supporting small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
Want to learn more about supplier diverity? Visit us at our Supplier Diversity web site.