Boca Raton, Fla. Office Depot Wednesday announced the release of its 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report. The report, which highlights the company’s commitment to diversity, environmental sustainability, community and ethics around the world for the 2008 calendar year, is available in print as well as online at officedepot.com/corporatecitizenship.
Highlights from the report include:
Diversity: Office Depot increased sales of products from Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) to over half a billion dollars; the company achieved $85 million in Tier One partner sales and an additional $70 million in Internal Procurement HUB spend.
Office Depot built the company’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified store in Austin, Texas. It ended 2008 with more than 6,100 items with green attributes in its North American assortment, and reduced its facilities and transportation carbon footprint by 6%.
Community: The Office Depot Foundation gave $20.2 million in financial aid and in-kind donations and assisted 1,689 charities through the National Backpack Program. By the end of 2008, more than 1,780,000 backpacks were donated to children since 2001.
Ethics: Office Depot increased the number of factories inspected in the company’s social accountability program by 48.