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Office Depot recognized twenty-two organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today (November 21, 2016) 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.”

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at:

Rebecca Rakitin

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

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