Performance Highlights | Corporate Responsibility | Staples®

Performance Highlights

Staples has established 2020 goals for several areas of our sustainability programs and we track performance against these goals regularly. For additional sustainability metrics, please see our Performance Metrics.

Sustainable products

  • Goal:

    Continue to improve the sourcing, identification and promotion of greener products to customers.

    Sustainable products

    30%

    of product sales contain eco features

    Progress: ON TRACK

    Thirty percent of Staples sales meet one or more environmental features, from recycled content to leading environmental certifications.

  • Goal:

    Reduce the use of outbound packaging materials in the United States by 20% from 2011 to 2020.

    Sustainable products

    8% REDUCTION

    of weight of all packaging

    Progress: ON TRACK

    Since 2011, the weight of all packaging materials used per package shipped decreased by approximately 8%.

Customer Recycling

Customer Recycling

48.7 Million

pounds of ewaste collected

Goal:

By 2020, recycle 50 million pounds of eWaste each year.

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48.7 Million

pounds of ewaste collected

Progress: ON TRACK

In North America we collected 48.7 million pounds of eWaste in 2016, including electronics, batteries, and ink and toner.

operational waste

operational waste

15.7% reduction

in waste sent to landfills

Goal:

Reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills by 25% from 2010 to 2020.

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15.7% reduction

pounds of ewaste collected

Progress: OFF TRACK

29,800 tons of waste to landfill in North America in 2016, a 16% reduction from 2010.

Energy and climate

  • Goal:

    Reduce electrical intensity by 25% from 2010 to 2020.

    Energy and climate

    15.6%

    reduction in
    electrical intensity

    Progress: ON TRACK

    By the end of 2016, we’ve achieved a 15.6% reduction in electrical intensity.

  • Goal:

    Achieve ENERGY STAR® building certification for 50% of our active U.S. facilities by 2020.

    Energy and climate

    51%

    Active facilities
    energy star certified

    Progress: ACHIEVED

    By the end of 2016, 51% of our active U.S. facilities were ENERGY STAR certified.

  • Goal:

    Reduce total carbon emissions by 50% from 2010 to 2020.

    Energy and climate

    39%

    reduction in
    carbon emissions

    Progress: ON TRACK

    We’ve reduced carbon emissions in North America by 39% since 2010.

PERFORMANCE SNAPSHOT

Learn about our corporate responsibility focus areas and progress. Plus download a summary of our key performance metrics.