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Recognition & Awards

Thanks to the collaborative effort of our leadership team and our associates globally, several organizations recognized Staples for excellence in corporate responsibility.

  • For the eleventh consecutive year, selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for 2014.
  • Named to Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings Top 100 U.S. companies list.
  • In 2014, Staples won the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award.
  • Staples ranked in the Top 10 US companies with installed solar power capacity by the Solar Means Business 2014 report.
  • Ranked #15 among retailers on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership’s ranking list
  • For the fifth straight year, earned perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
  • Included on Black EOE Journal’s 2014 Best of the Best Lists: Top Disability-Friendly Companies and Top LGBT-Friendly Companies.
  • Included on The Hispanic Network Magazine’s Fall 2014 Best of the Best Lists: Top Disability-Friendly Employers and Top LGBT-Friendly Employers.
  • Staples Director, Supplier Diversity, Lesa Rivers, recognized as 2014 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by Diversity Plus.
  • Staples Canada named to Corporate Knight’s 2014 Top Foreign Corporate Citizens list.
  • Staples Canada Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Peter Gibel, and Staples Canada Director, Facility, Environmental & Procurement Services, Leigh Pearson, named to Canada’s 2014 Clean50 list, one of Canada’s most prestigious environmental recognitions.
  • Staples Canada’s Recycle for Education Contest won the Canadian Office Products Association (COPA) Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership — Program.

Staples Belongs!

Corporate Member National Minority Supplier Development Council
Corporate Member Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Corporate Member Diversity Information resources
Corporate Member National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Additionally, we are members of many regional minority councils and women regional partner organizations including New England, Chicago and Georgia.

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