Corporate responsibility

Corporate Responsibility at Staples Solutionst

Corporate Responsibility is embedded in our business as a key strategy for our customers and suppliers. We work closely with our suppliers to bring more sustainable solutions to our range and offer a wider choice of products and solutions to our customers. We are aware that we have a responsibility to make a positive impact on our customers, our employees and our planet. The world we live in is changing dramatically and we believe that embracing sustainability will continue to provide us a competitive advantages with our eco product range as well as our Easy on the Planet customer reward programme. We focus on three key areas Ethics, Environment and Community.


We work to ensure all our employees, suppliers, and partners understand and abide by our ethical standards and code of conduct. Promoting a strong culture and ensuring ethical performance and legal compliance are top priorities for us. We empower and hold accountable every individual in the company by setting clear standards, educating employees about the right way to do business, and making sure that the company responds appropriately when ethical questions or concerns arise.

  1. Staples Brand Group only works with factories that meet our standards for cost, quality, labour rights, safety, and environmental standards.
  2. We independently audit suppliers against our Supplier Code of Conduct. Our Supplier Code of Conduct is integrated in to our suppliers agreements
  3. If suppliers score below 80% on our audit, we implement a Corrective Action Plan.


Our environmental strategy incorporates a multi-faceted approach with programmes that touch nearly every aspect of our business. We strive to be a global sustainability leader, reducing the impact of our operations on the environment and helping our customers to do the same. We do this because it is right for our planet, our customers, and the future of our business.

  1. Our Business Operations have been assessed by EcoVadis
  2. We have ISO14001 certified management systems standard across our across Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK
  3. We offer more than 16,000 products with environmental attributes that meet our Easy on the Planet criteria
  4. Sustainable Earth by Staples™ is an eco-conscious product line made with the environment in mind


We connect with our local community in different ways across our business operations. Our commitments continue to focus on:

- Encourage employee engagement in our local communities
- Give back to our local communities in support of education and job skills training where possible

  1. We have active annual volunteer programmes in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany and UK to help our local communities.
  2. We work with our tree planting partner Plant for the Planet to educate school training on climate change issues through tree planting academies

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