Sets Goal of 1,000 Energy Star Facilities by end of 2016
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 26, 2013--
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today that it has reached the
milestone of 500 facilities certified by the US Environmental Protection
Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, reflecting the company’s long-standing
focus on sustainability across its business. The facilities include
stores, distribution centers and sales offices nationwide. Staples also
announced an aggressive goal to reach 1,000 ENERGY STAR facilities by
the end of 2016.
Staples earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2013
for the third consecutive year. Staples also received The Partner of the
Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award,
which recognizes organizations that have shown outstanding leadership in
energy efficiency year after year. Staples was first recognized by the
EPA for energy efficiency in 1999.
“Energy efficiency has been a focus at Staples since the early years of
our company,” said John Lynch, senior vice president of facilities,
construction & support services at Staples. “We’re proud to be
recognized by the EPA for our efforts, and we’re committed to combining
the latest energy efficiency strategies and technologies with renewable
power use to save energy, reduce costs and minimize carbon emissions
throughout our operations.”
“Staples’ long-standing commitment to innovative energy efficiency is
clear with this impressive milestone of 500 ENERGY STAR
facilities,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for US EPA.
“Staples is a stand-out leader in energy efficiency and demonstrates how
businesses can save energy, save money and create a healthier
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary,
market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other
pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can
be found on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and
buildings. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY
STAR prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency
specifications set by the EPA. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov.
Staples and the Environment
Staples’ sustainability vision is to generate business and environmental
benefits for customers, communities and the company by leading the way
in sustainable business practices. Staples works to achieve this vision
through a focus on selling more sustainable products and services;
offering easy recycling solutions; eliminating operational waste;
maximizing energy efficiency and renewable energy use and; becoming a
sustainability leader in the global community.
For more information on Staples’ environmental initiatives, please visit http://www.staples.com/environment.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second
largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of
business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses
need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and
services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print
services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of
associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all
sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside
Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Owen Davis, 508-253-8468