Staples releases corporate responsibility report
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Staples announced that it has released its new Staples Soul Report.
“Through our commitment to corporate responsibility, what we call Staples Soul, we have become a better employer, neighbor and business leader,” said Ron Sargent, chairman and chief executive officer, Staples Inc. “Our goal is to not only meet the expectations of our customers, associates, shareholders and communities we serve, but to work toward being a model for others to follow.”
According to Staples, it has donated more than $32 million worldwide in 2008 and 2009 through monetary and in-kind donations to thousands of non-profit organizations across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. The company hired a senior manager of corporate supplier diversity to further develop internal processes and increase historically underutilized business (HUB) utilization. In addition, the company highlighted newly instituted ethics policies and its environmental efforts.