Staples Business Advantage holds both National Registrations for ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment).
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard that focuses on minimizing impacts on the environment. This corporate registration assures our customers that we strive to deliver superior customer service and ensure we take measures to reduce any environmental impact associated with our business.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). We use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services to meet the customer and regulatory requirements. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
We are Bullfrogpowered® with 100% renewable electricity
Since 2013, Staples Business Advantage Canada and Staples Canada have partnered with Bullfrog Power to support clean, renewable electricity.
Through this partnership, Bullfrog will inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of energy our facilities use on an annual basis.
Our partnership with Bullfrog demonstrates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and aligns with our ISO 14001 Corporate Registration.
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Excess packaging — whether for individual products or in our shipments to customers — wastes resources, impacts our business costs, and burdens our customers with packaging waste that they then have to dispose of or recycle. To mitigate these impacts, we’ve recently stepped up our efforts to eliminate unnecessary packaging throughout our supply chain to ensure every order is packaged to size.
All product dimensions are placed in our system. As the order is assembled the exact box is chosen for your order. This reduces unnecessary boxes being used and a small item being placed in an oversized box.
In late 2012, we introduced Roadnet software to our delivery system. The goal of Roadnet is to optimize routes and reduce mileage by routing to the most efficient path possible. Roadnet is designed to increase route density and reduce mileage and time for the drivers, with the additional advantage of increasing efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint as we reduce miles.
The Fifty Green Program
Be Part of the Solution! Fifty Green reduces the environmental cost of ordering.
We have a responsibility larger than profit maximization and job creation – and that is to minimize the negative effects of our operations and strive to impact positively on the environment.
Our Fifty Green program encourages you, our customers, to help reduce the impact on the environment by reducing the number of deliveries to your location by combining orders that in turn improves our operational efficiencies. This allows for better service and competitive prices for you, while also reducing packaging and toxic gas emissions, so it is beneficial for the environment.
The Fifty Green Program
Should your order remain less than $50 we will add a five dollar order charge. Half of the order charge will be donated to Tree Canada to plant trees in local communities across Canada to offset the environmental impact. Each fee collected helps buy a tree.
As long as your order size is greater than $50, there is no impact to you.
Talk to your Staples Business Advantage account representative to find out more!
The Fifty Green Program partnership with Tree Canada®
Staples Business Advantage is proud to announce we are a Gold Sponsor with Tree Canada with our annual donations over $100K and lifetime donations of $1 million with over 150,000 tree plantings since 2008.
In 2014, Staples Business Advantage was awarded The Eterne Award from Tree Canada to acknowledge our superior financial support, enthusiasm for the Tree Canada cause and significant in-kind support in marketing and brand recognition.
This year, we will be dedicating half of the proceeds from our Fifty Green initiative to fund Tree Canada’s School Greening Program where we will help green 10 schools across the country. The other half of the proceeds will continue to support the organization’s National Greening Program, which will plant trees to help offset the environmental impact of making small deliveries.
National Associate Clothing Drive
Since 2009 we have diverted more than 60,000 pounds of gently used clothing from the landfill to the Canadian Diabetes Association and The Lighthouse Children and Families to benefit the community.
Our employee-based local Sustainability Teams, having aligned with our National Sustainability Committee have been very successful in raising environmental awareness and communicating environmental performance results.
Our Sustainability Teams drive internal awareness and action through the promotion of globally recognized events such as Earth Day, behavioural change initiatives such as diverting landfill waste by increasing recycling and composting, and through educational events such as Waste Reduction Week and Earth Week activities as well as through a quarterly Sustainability newsletter.
Download the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
At Staples, we strive to minimize our environmental impact on the planet and the communities we serve. From product sourcing to our internal operations, to the recycling services we offer our customers, Staples Business Advantage’s environmental initiatives help us operate our business in a more sustainable manner.