The merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax brings opportunity for reflection on the joined company’s environmental strategy.The merger presents Office Depot, Inc. an opportunity to reflect on and renew our environmental goals, strategy and commitments. The environmental team began this reflection process by asking which approaches of each legacy company we would keep and which would evolve.The legacy OfficeMax environmental framework had three themes:

  • Product Stewardship,
  • Energy Management, and
  • Transportation.

The legacy Office Depot strategy was built on the broad value chain concepts of

  • Buying greener
  • Being greener, and
  • Selling greener

The future approach to environmental strategy will be influenced by these two sets of themes, but will be developed primarily as part of a formal Corporate Sustainability Materiality Assessment, as described here.

Key Awards & Recognition
2012 – 2013

Newsweek-Award Greenest large retailer in America – Newsweek Green Ranking
Energy-Star-Logo Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® LeaderFor leadership in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
LEED-Silver-Award LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI)Newville, PA Distribution Center
Climate-Leadership-Award Climate Leadership Goal Achievement Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Managementby the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate & Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (The Registry)
ForestStewardshipAward Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia honored OfficeMax Australia with two awards – Retailer of the Year 2012 and the Responsible Procurement Award 2012for the subsidiary’s ongoing support of sustainability and responsible forest management