The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and PwC Canada have released an updated Buyers’ Guide to Canada’s Sustainable Forest Products so that customers can be well-informed and confident that their purchasing decisions are environmentally and socially responsible. The guide provides practical advice to help ensure buying decisions go beyond the traditional concerns of price, quality, and availability to also consider environmental and social impacts such as climate change, legality and certification. It will help inform the growing number of companies who wish to adopt green procurement policies as part of their efforts to achieve their own sustainability goals.
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced that it was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America for the tenth year in a row.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, serve as global benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. The index selects the most sustainable large companies by region and across the world.
“Our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for a decade in North America is a testament of our long-term commitment to corporate sustainability,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director of sustainability for Office Depot. “We do this by advancing social accountability guidelines for workers in factories around the world, launching award-winning community programs through the Office Depot Foundation, and growing our diverse and green product sales.”
Office Depot was also recently honored with a Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) Supplier Leadership Award for advancing sustainability by engaging its customers. The award recognized Office Depot for taking actions that have enabled institutional purchasers to better understand and take responsibility for the consequences of their spending.