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Staples Inc. Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 14th Consecutive Year

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:00 pm EDT

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

Staples Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 14th consecutive year

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. announced today that for the fourteenth year in a row it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a leading global benchmark for corporate responsibility.

The annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”), is a partnership between RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. RobecoSAM continuously raises the bar to identify the most sustainable companies in the world, while encouraging companies to improve their sustainability practices.

“Our commitment to making Staples a more sustainable company is good for our business, our customers and the communities that we serve,” said Mark Buckley, Staples’ vice president of environmental affairs. “Over the past fourteen years we have made a lot of progress towards developing Staples into a leader in environmental responsibility and our efforts have helped reduce waste and maximize energy efficiency within our daily business operations.”

As a result of its continued commitment toward sustainability, Staples has been recognized for its positive environmental practices. Recent highlights include:

  • Sold more than $5.08 billion in products with environmental attributes, or 28 percent of our total product sales.
  • Donated more than $11 million to non-profit organizations around the world.
  • Recycled more than 48.8 million pounds of electronic waste and ink cartridges for customers.
  • Earned an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the eighth year in a row.
  • Currently offer more than 14,000 eco-conscious products.

To learn more about sustainable products and services at Staples, visit our sustainability center at: www.staples.com/sustainability. For additional information on the DJSI, please visit:  http://www.sustainability-indices.com/.

About Staples, Inc .
Staples brings technology and people together in innovative ways to consistently deliver products, services and expertise that elevate and delight customers. Staples is in business with businesses and is passionate about helping businesses work better. Headquartered outside of Boston, Mass., Staples, Inc. operates primarily in North America. More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com.

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Media Contact:
Staples, Inc.
Scott Michel, 508-253-4272
scott.michel@staples.com

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