To support our belief, we are committed to being a leader in sustainability.

At Staples Professional, the environment is a key factor that is accounted for in our operations. We believe that efforts must be beyond regular compliance and regulation in order to develop sustainably and maintain the planet for future generations. We aim to be a leader in sustainability and support our customers, partners, and associates on their sustainability journey. Whether it’s through operational efficiency, waste reduction or greener alternatives, we strive to continually reduce our environmental footprint.

As a business-to-business supplier our actions affect those further down the supply chain, and as a result, there is a greater importance on ensuring our operations are sustainable We recognize that sustainability comes in many forms and requires efforts from all parties in the global supply chain. By offering a wide range of sustainability solutions to our customers, we hope to provide options that assist other organizations in achieving their sustainability goals.

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Our Vision, Quality and Environmental Policy & Values

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Our vision

Together we make the workplace work.

 


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Our quality policy

As a B2B provider, we will continuously improve our Quality Management System to drive customer satisfaction and support the
strategic direction of our business through risk management and ensuring we take into account our stakeholders, customers, associates and the community.

 


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Our environmental policy

As a B2B provider, we will conduct our business in a way that is protective of the environment and supports our strategic direction through risk management while taking into account our stakeholders, customers, associates and the community. We are committed to maintain an environmental management system that will enable us to achieve the following goals:

Continuous Improvement

We will strive to continuously improve our Environmental Management System and the environment by reducing our carbon footprint associated with our activities, products, and services.

Pollution Prevention

We will seek opportunities to minimize negative effects on the environment and reduce waste from our operations while ensuring we manage remaining waste in a safe and responsible manner.

Regulatory Compliance

We will identify, evaluate and ensure compliance to all applicable environmental legislation associated with our business.



Credentials

We are proudly ISO 9001:2015 certified.

ISO Certification

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for the Quality Management System (QMS). By having our ISO 9001 Corporate Registration, this enables us to deliver a superior quality product in an efficient manner resulting in maximizing our customer satisfaction.

The customer is always at the heart of everything we do.

We are also proudly ISO 14001 certified

ISO Certification

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard in the Environmental Management System (EMS).

This standard focuses on minimizing impacts on the environment.

The corporate registration assures our customers that we strive to deliver superior customer service and ensures we take measures to reduce any environmental impact associated with our business.

CORTM HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFIED IN ALBERTA, NOVA SCOTIA AND NEWFOUNDLAND

CORTM HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFIED IN ALBERTA, NOVA SCOTIA AND NEWFOUNDLANDStaples Professional is COR certified in Edmonton, Alberta, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and St Johns, Newfoundland.

The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented health and safety program which meets national standards.

The objectives of COR are to provide industry employers with an effective health and safety management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.

MDEL (MEDICAL DEVICE ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE)

Health Canada Staples Professional is MDEL certified with Health Canada which enables us to sell regulated medical devices and products.

This certification provides our customers a level of assurance that medical devices and the wide array of first aid products sold by us meet or exceed the safety requirements outlined in the Medical Devices Regulation.

ECO REPORTING

We make it easy for customers to measure the impact of their sustainable initiative through clear, detailed reporting and regular Procurement Business Reviews. Some of the environmental benefits our reporting can offer include:
• Environmental product spend, including recycled and FSC spend.
• Monitoring average order size and orders under $50.
• Switch to Eco tool reporting capability to assist customers with greener purchases.

Staples Professional Head Office & www.eway.ca is bullfrogpowered® with 100% renewable electricity

Bullfrog Powered
Since 2013, Staples Professional Canada and Staples Canada have partnered with Bullfrog Power to support clean, renewable electricity. Staples Canada is one of the leading supporters of renewable energy through Bullfrog Power in Canada, choosing clean, renewable electricity for two head office buildings, Staples Professional e-commerce services and data centres, all Staples Canada Copy & Print production centres, Solution Shop locations, and Studio Locations. The partnership is part of our long-term commitment to having a positive impact on its customers, associates, and the planet.

Energy is a key priority in Staples’ corporate social responsibility strategy, complementing our sustainable product sourcing, internal operations, and our comprehensive recycling programs provided to customers. Bullfrog Power’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

Choosing renewable energy ensures our business is operating in an environmentally accountable manner and it helps reduces the negative impact of our operations in the communities we serve.

Staples Professional / Bullfrog Partnership Update

Through this partnership with Bullfrog Power, Bullfrog will inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of energy these facilities use on an annual basis. Our partnership with Bullfrog demonstrates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and aligns with our ISO 14001 Corporate Registration.

Below is an infographic on our cumulative green energy purchase over the course of our partnership with Bullfrog to date along with the emissions reductions associated with this and some equivalencies to help illustrate what they mean.

Fleet Efficiency

Due to our national network of facilities and coast-to-coast delivery, the environmental impact of our operations stands as one of the key areas of focus for our Environmental Management System (EMS). To diminish the environmental effects of transportation/delivery, we utilize transportation management software to optimize routing, significantly reducing the number of kilometers we drive annually and the associated carbon emissions. Staples Professional has made significant improvements over the past decade and looks to continue these improvements into the future.

The Fifty Green Program

Be Part of the Solution! Fifty Green reduces the environmental cost of ordering.

As a global company Staples Professional takes our social responsibility and the environment seriously. We believe that we have a responsibility larger than profit maximization and job creation – to minimize the negative effects of our operations and strive to impact positively on the environment. Order delivery is a significant source of the environmental impact of our operations, releasing, among other toxic chemicals, Nitrogen Dioxide. Our Fifty Green program encourages you, our customers, to help reduce the impact on the environment by reducing the number of deliveries to your location through combining orders that in turn improves our operational efficiencies. This allows for better service and competitive prices for you, while also reducing packaging and toxic gas emissions, so it is beneficial for the environment.

We have two options to assist our customers in reducing their environmental impact.

1) The Fifty Green Charge will encourage you to combine your orders. Should your order remain less than $50 we will add a five dollar order charge. Half of the order charge will be donated to Tree Canada to help plant trees in local communities across Canada to offset the environmental impact. Each fee collected helps buy a tree. The benefits include the ability to continue to create orders less than $50 with the assurance that the impact of small orders is being reduced.
2) Fifty Green Accelerator encourages you to combine your orders to reach a minimum of $50. Should your order remain less than $50 we will save the order to allow you time to determine additional items you would like to purchase. You can use www.eway.ca at any time to complete your selections, alternatively you can contact our customer care department or we will be happy to follow up with you. The benefits of this program include no additional delivery charges and ecologically sound purchasing practices.

What does it mean for you? Regardless of how you participate in Fifty Green, if your order size is above $50, there is no impact to you – you will continue to receive all of the great products that you have come to expect from Staples Professional. You will also have the knowledge that you have played an active role in helping us reduce our operational costs, to maintain competitive pricing AND reduced the impact on the environment. Additional delivery charges, order minimums, or handling charges may apply for deliveries outside local areas and for select products.

Talk to your Staples Professional account representative to find out more!

The Fifty Green Program Partnership

Staples Professional is proud to declare we are an Ultimate Sponsor of Tree Canada with lifetime donations of over $1,000,000 and more than 200,000 tree plantings since 2008. Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. The organization engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 80 million trees have been planted, more than 550 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 8 national urban forestry conferences.

Today, the most important aspect of the urban forest is clearly energy conservation and carbon dioxide absorption. Urban trees reduces CO2 by directly removing carbon. You need about 500 full-sized trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven (20,000 km/year) By planting in your neighbourhoods, schoolyards, parks and in the countryside, Tree Canada leaves a living, breathing legacy for generations to come. Please visit Treecanada.ca for more details

Responsible Packaging

At Staples Professional we look to continually improve upon our regular process and identify areas we can reduce waste. Excess packaging — whether for individual products or in our shipments to customers — wastes resources, impacts our business costs, and burdens our customers with packaging waste that they then have to dispose of or recycle. To mitigate these impacts, we’ve made efforts to eliminate unnecessary packaging throughout our supply chain, including:

o Each and every order is packaged to size. All product dimensions are placed in our system as the order is assembled the exact box is chosen for your order. This reduces unnecessary boxes being used and a small item being placed in an oversized box.
o Reducing the base weight of our Staples® brand case paper packaging, saving more than $8 million and reducing cardboard use by 880,000 pounds without impacting product damage rates.

Staples calls on suppliers to compete not only in terms of product quality, cost and features, but in finding innovative solutions for product manufacturing, packaging, and distribution which reduce impacts on the planet.