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Office Depot Recognizes Leaders In Greener Purchasing

Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced its recent award winners for leadership in greener purchasing. For the past seven years, the Company has publicly recognized a small group of its contract customers who proactively seek out products with environmental attributes and ecolabels. For 2013, the following 28 organizations were selected out of 17,000 customers evaluated:

Leadership in Greener Purchasing Awards: For high overall greener purchasing vs. peers
  • American Realty Advisors: Real Estate Services Sector
  • Best Western International: Hospitality Sector
  • Cate School: School Sector
  • City of Fort Collins: Local Government Sector
  • Comerica: Financial Sector
  • Cottingham & Butler: Insurance Sector
  • DLA Piper: Legal Sector
  • Google: Technology Sector
  • General Services Administration: Federal Sector
  • Home Box Office: Entertainment Sector
  • JM Family Enterprises: Automotive Sector
  • M&T Bank: Financial Sector
  • Merced Union School District: School District Sector
  • Metropolitan Community College: Community College Sector
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health: State Agency Sector
  • Pizza Fusion: Small Business (SMB) Sector
  • Saatchi & Saatchi North America: Services Sector
  • Screen Actors Guild: Non-Profit Sector
  • State of Washington (Dept. of Enterprise Services): State Sector
  • Western Michigan University: University Sector

Special Recognition Awards: For leadership in a specific aspect of greener purchasing
  • Anixter: Dark Green Purchasing
  • Henry Schein : LEED-Related Purchasing
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools: Remanufactured Toner Purchasing
  • Hilton Worldwide: Environmental Engagement
  • JPMorgan Chase: Certified Paper Sourcing
  • Pine Jog Elementary School: Environmental Education
  • Southwest Airlines: Inclusive Purchasing
  • University of Pennsylvania: Green Spend Analysis

The leadership awards were based primarily on the percentage of the customers' expenditure on products with greener attributes including recycled; remanufactured; energy-efficient; non-toxic; and/or ecolabels such as FSC, EPEAT, GREENGUARD, GreenSeal, EcoLogo, etc. with Office Depot in 2012. Customers whose business relationship with Office Depot was based primarily on one or two product categories were excluded to ensure recognition was given to those with broad-based greener purchasing programs. The special recognition awards were based on specific aspects of a customer’s purchasing program or leadership in greening certain product categories.

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