Environment

Staples helps customers boost everyday sustainability while serving as a more eco-responsible business partner.

Focused on making a difference.

Working towards a more sustainable future makes sense for both our business and the planet. That’s why we’ve invested in waste reduction and energy efficiency-programs for more than 20 years. It also drives us to offer greener products and services for our customers.

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    30%

    of product sales have eco features

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    48.7 MILLION

    pounds of ewaste collected

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    39% REDUCTION

    in carbon emissions

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Our customers want quality eco-responsible products at a great price. We’ve made it our mission to provide them. We now sell more than 16,000 products with environmental features, which account for more than 30% of U.S. product sales.

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RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

Responsibility starts at the top. That’s why we require our suppliers to adhere to the social, health, safety and environmental requirements of our Supplier Code of Conduct. We also regularly audit hundreds of factories making Staples® Brand Products to ensure they are complying with this code of conduct.

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RECYCLING & ECO-SERVICES

Staples offers a wide range of convenient recycling solutions, covering everything from electronics and ink and toner cartridges to furniture and safety supplies. It’s all part of our commitment to protect our planet, while helping customers boost their sustainability.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLES

For more than a decade, we’ve challenged ourselves to find cleaner and more efficient ways to use energy across all of our operations. By continuing our commitment to operating ENERGY STAR-qualified buildings and hosting rooftop solar generation, we’ve cut operating costs while reducing carbon emissions by 39% since 2010.

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REDUCING OPERATIONAL WASTE

We’ve always believed that small change can have a big impact. Through recycling cardboard, mixed paper and shrink-wrap in stores, distribution centers and offices, Staples has reduced the volume of waste to landfills by 16% since 2010.

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GO GREEN WITH YOUR BUSINESS.

See the thousands of eco-responsible products we offer and learn more about our services.