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Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that differences in age, race, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, background and thinking style allow us to be more innovative as a company. We’re committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture, from supporting associate resource groups to partnering with diversity suppliers.

global divesity council

Global Diversity Council

The Staples Global Diversity Council helps guide our diversity strategies and further highlights our corporate-
wide commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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what diversity means to us

Community Based, Business-minded

Business-minded, associate centered

Our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) give associates a way to develop professionally and personally, network with others and add value to Staples and the community. As of 2013, Staples has 15 ARG chapters — with new groups launching every year.

Perfect score

Staples received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Diverse Businesses

Supporting diverse
businesses

Every year, Staples spends hundreds of millions of dollars supporting minority– and women-owned suppliers and vendors. By working together, we help create jobs and new opportunities in the diverse communities we serve.

Relationships that work

Relationships that work

From associate mentoring to our mentoring of small minority-owned businesses, Staples believes in the power of paying it forward.

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our approach to mentoring

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