Values

The foundation of Office Depot rests on an essential set of core values which define, inform and guide our daily worklife;
Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Respect.

Ethics in Business Practice

We fulfil our ongoing commitments to responsible business practice by adhering to the highest ethical standards. We ensure the relevance and effectiveness of our Ethics Policy through training, education and internal monitoring.

  • Supplier facilities inspected and regular reviews undertaken to audit compliance
  • Inspect supplier facilities and ensure regular reviews and audit compliance
  • Independent, accredited third party used for conducting onsite supplier audits
  • Review and approval of Conditions Assessment Programme (CAP) carried out to grade factory performance and guide suppliers to improve overall performance
  • Participating in product stewardship programme using Sedex principles

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Environmental Responsibility

Be Green, Buy Green, Sell Green, Tell Green.
Our environmental strategy focuses on 4 core areas that are all geared towards pairing sustainability with long-term value of our business, our suppliers and most importantly our customers:

Be Green
  • The criteria for each our environmental attributes and wood-fibre categories are assessed by external consultants New Leaf Sustainability Practice before the information is published
  • Customers can choose from approximately 6000 products with externally verified sustainability attributes
Buy Green
  • We operate environmental management systems supported by a programme of initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment that are certified to ISO14001 where appropriate
  • Silver award in the EcoVadis sustainability rating achieved by Office Depot Deutschland GmbH - Natural meadow to protect threatened species like bees at our German warehouse
Sell Green
  • CO2 neutral customer deliveries in BNL-DACH since 2014 - Planted over 530,000 trees in the Czech and Slovak Republics since 2003 with the Trees for Life program
  • We operate 'take-back' schemes for ink and toner cartridges, electrical equipment and batteries
Tell Green
  • We help customers to make informed purchasing decisions by increasing awareness of products with sustainability attributes and the impact of buying behaviours through the provision of transparent reports and other publications
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Charity & Community

Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is driven by our core values and we believe it is important to encourage employee-wide participation. We support associate nominated national and local charities and other community-based fund raising initiatives.

  • Dedicated Community Charity Committee (CCC) at each of our UK sites
  • Employee Payroll giving scheme gifted to individual’s chosen charity
  • Community development from cleaning canals to decorating community centres
  • Festive projects such as carol singing and gift-giving to children, elderly and homeless groups
  • Initiatives for young people including work experience, school roadshows and internships

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