SOURCE: Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage

April 17, 2015 08:00 ET

Staples Survey Reveals Employees Feel Their Companies Can Do More to Be Sustainable

Most Say They Value Corporate Social Responsibility in Companies They Do Business With, But Lacking in Their Own Company

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 17, 2015) - According to a survey by Staples Advantage Canada (NASDAQ: SPLS), the business to business division of Staples, corporate social responsibility, recycling programs, and environmental impact rank high as attributes for doing business with an organization. However, the survey respondents believe that their companies need to embrace more sustainable measures.

"Many of the organizations we work with are making sustainability a priority," said Susan D'Souza, senior national manager of Sustainability, Staples Advantage Canada. "They recognize there are tremendous benefits linked to engraining sustainability into their business goals. Cost savings, increased customer loyalty, fostering innovation and creativity, and of course increased employee engagement and retention to name a few."

More than 80 per cent of organizations reported that they prefer to do business with a sustainable organization. Looking internally, while 93 per cent of employees care about the impact their organization makes on the environment, nearly 60 per cent believe their company should enforce greater sustainability practices, with more than 95 per cent of survey participants willing to take part in an eco-friendly initiative at work.

Your organization can start by taking part in Staples Advantage Canada's National Clean Your Office Day. Take the pledge to clean your office on April 24th and win a Keurig Bolt for your company.

You can also do twice the good by purchasing Eco Friendly products for the office. Starting April 22- July 30, 2015 every $100 purchase of Eco Friendly products will help build outdoor classrooms with Evergreen.

About Staples Advantage Canada
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to Fortune 1000, helping them make more happen with more products, greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies. Staples Advantage provides its customers, including global businesses, local and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions, with a one source solution featuring comprehensive products and services like office supplies, technology, printing, promotional products, furniture and facility supplies, along with a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.ca.

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