Office Depot Recognizes Customers For Leadership In Greener Purchasing

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of  office products, services and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced that it recently recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing, including:
  • Accurate Personnel
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Best Buy
  • City Of San Antonio
  • City Of San Bernardino
  • County Of Berks
  • Dysart Unified School District
  • Eastman
  • General Motors
  • Spokane VA Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Redlands
  • Viacom
  • Washington State, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

In addition, Eastman received the Office Depot Special Recognition for Innovations in Supply Chain Award.

"Office Depot congratulates the winners of our Ninth Annual Leadership in Greener Purchasing Awards," said Dave Trudnowski, senior vice president of adjacency, sustainability and public sector strategy for Office Depot. "We are pleased to honor these organizations from across the country that have implemented and are actively pursuing increased sustainability through their purchasing decisions."

Award winners were selected from among Office Depot's largest 1,000 customers based on their high green spend percentage compared to others in their sector. Office Depot calculates green spend percentage by comparing a customer's expenditure on products with eco-attributes such as recycled content, energy-efficiency, non-toxicity, etc., and/or ecolabels such as FSC, EPEAT, GREENGUARD, GreenSeal and EcoLogo. Customer purchases with the highest level of meaningful eco-attributes and ecolabels were given extra weight in the selection process.

"One of the unique ways Office Depot sells greener is by celebrating our customers who buy greener," said Molly Ray, senior manager of sustainability for Office Depot. "By recognizing our customers for achieving their sustainability goals, they'll continue to make greener purchasing decisions in the future and we believe that other organizations will follow."

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