For Eighth Year in a Row, Staples is Recognized for Achievements
in Energy Efficiency
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 11, 2017--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner
of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership
in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
achievements, the eighth year in a row the company has been honored.
Staples’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.
on April 26, 2017 at a ceremony at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Staples, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1990, will be honored for the
contributions made to energy reduction at their facilities, its
continued commitment to climate change and going above and beyond for
educating associates and future generations of students. The company has
reduced its kwh consumption every year by participating in the ENERGY
STAR program, engaging associates on the benefits of energy reduction
via employee rallies and utilizing energy saving campaigns complete with
signage, graphics and videos, to help the company meet its energy
“Our success is based on continuous improvement, a focus on strategy and
implementation, and a seasoned energy team that is relentless in getting
things done,” said Bob Valair, Staples’ director of energy and
environmental management. “We are fortunate to have an executive team at
Staples that supports our implementing projects that impact our bottom
line and ability to have a positive impact on climate change.”
In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses
and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on
their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed
upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued
leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned
businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient
products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial,
industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY
STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Staples, Inc.
helps business customers make more happen by providing a broad
assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop
– in stores, online via mobile or through social apps. Staples Business
Advantage, the business-to-business division, caters to mid-market,
commercial and enterprise-sized customers by offering a one-source
solution for the products and services they need, combined with
best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a
state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Headquartered outside of Boston,
Staples, Inc. operates primarily in the United States and Canada, with
additional operations in South America and Asia. More information about
Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
About ENERGY STAR
has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater
energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools,
hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY
STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430
billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy,
while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric
tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For
25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for
saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already
making a difference at energystar.gov.
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