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Performance Snapshot | Corporate Responsibility | Staples®

Performance Snapshot

See our corporate responsibility accomplishments below.


Staples supports education and career skills development in communities where our customers and associates live and work. We contribute through large-scale initiatives as well as local programs that promote goodwill and build strong community ties globally. We also help our associates, customers and local communities in times of crisis or disaster. Notable achievements in our last fiscal year included:

  • $4 million

    in donations to non-profit organizations and schools.

  • 1,200

    organizations supported by staples $2 million and change program.

  • 25,000

    backpacks full of school supplies donated to disadvantaged kids.

  • 4,000

    Staples associates supporting other associates through Staples Share Fund.


Staples seeks a more sustainable way to work and live for our customers, company and communities. Some key achievements are outlined below. For details on our performance against our 2020 goals, see our environmental performance highlights.

  • 30%

    of product sales contain eco features

  • 39% reduction

    in carbon emissions since 2010.

  • FSC Leadership Award

    in 2017 for supporting Forest Stewardship Council Certified Products.

  • 48.7 million pounds

    of electronics and ink and toner collected for recycling.

  • 8 consecutive years

    energy star partner of the year award.

Diversity & Inclusion

Staples' commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence stems from our recognition that being a successful company requires people with rich backgrounds and diverse perspectives. Staples' inclusive culture, we believe, will be our greatest differentiator in driving business success in the ever-changing global marketplace. Notable progress updates include the following:

  • 100%

    perfect score on human rights campaign, for 8th year in a row.

  • 10

    associate resource groups advancing diversity and inclusion.

  • 1238

    diverse companies we work with as part of our supplier diversity commitments.

  • Committed

    to the equal pay pledge and ceo action for diversity and inclusion.

Performance Metrics

View or download the key performance metrics for our sustainability program.