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Staples

Last Update: Jan 28th, 2019
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Recycled Content

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

Recycled Content

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Statement Of Support

Our long term goals are to only procure paper products that are:

• Certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, or if market conditions do not support sourcing of FSC certified paper products, certified to an alternative certification standard listed in this policy;

• Made with post-consumer recycled or sustainable alternative fibers where market conditions allow, and;

• Harvested, manufactured, and distributed to minimize life-cycle environmental and social impacts.

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Renewable / Alternative Energy

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Statement Of Support

Maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy use

Energy Consumption

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Reduce the electrical intensity of our global operations by 25% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline.

Ensure that 50% of our active locations in the U.S. achieve ENERGY STAR® certification by 2020.

Material Efficiency

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Reduce the use of outbound packaging materials in the United States by 20% from 2011 to 2020.

Water Consumption

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We have set a water reduction target for the U.S., and actively identify and implement water reduction opportunities in our operations.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Reduce total carbon emissions by 50% from 2010 to 2020.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills by 25% from 2010 to 2020.