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What's STAPLES Soul?

STAPLES Soul reflects our commitment to corporate responsibility. It's a holistic approach to business that recognizes the close connection between our financial success and our desire to make a positive impact on our associates, communities, and the planet by joining together the following areas: diversity, the environment, our community, and ethics. It's how we do business - that's STAPLES Soul.

Reflecting the face of our customers is embedded in our culture. Our associates and customers are diverse, which helps us ensure that our workplace is one of inclusion and acceptance. Our commitment goes beyond race and gender to include developing a diversity of thought and experience.

  • Diversity of People
  • Diversity of Experience
  • Diversity of Thought
  • Diversity of Recruitment


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We seek environmental excellence by developing and sourcing environmentally preferable products and providing easy recycling services for our customers and associates. STAPLES cares for our environment in many ways, namely by:

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  • Supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Educating stakeholders about the results of our efforts
  • Creating awareness and an open forum for discussion with our associates

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We reach out to communities where our customers and associates live and work. Through our corporate giving program, community@work, we build alliances with international charitable organizations, develop cause marketing initiatives and fundraising campaigns, and support local communities with corporate donations.

Community

At STAPLES we feel it is important to support the communities where our associate live and work.

  • Proud sponsor of the Special Olympics since 1994 with programs like Give a Tonnie. Share a Dream.
  • Community@Work sponsoring charities that represent the 3E's: environment, education and entrepreneurship.

Education

Ensuring that every child has an opportunity to the tools they need for their education is extremely important to us, and we have three main programs that support our communities' students.

  • STAPLES School Supply Drive – a yearly event where customers can donate school supplies to a student in need.
  • Teacher Appreciation – This yearly event recognizes our teachers with valuable discounts and savings.
  • Recycle For Education – Since 2004 STAPLES has donated over 2.69-million dollars from recycled cartridges and toners.

Entrepreneurship

At Staples, we're all about helping out entrepreneurs. We were founded by one ourselves. That's why we're a proud supporter of Ashoka Canada. The organization is a global association of leading social entrepreneurs. These are forward thinking individuals with innovative and practical ideas for addressing pressing social needs from around the world.

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STAPLES strives to be a model of corporate governance and ethical business practices. Our commitment to integrity is embodied in our Code of Ethics, which all associates are expected to follow. We also seek to work with suppliers who share our values, as reflected in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

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