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Staples Recognized for Commitment to Forest Conservation by Forest Stewardship Council

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:22 am EST

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

.@FSC_US recognizes @Staples for commitment to responsible #forest management at 2017 leadership awards

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples is the recipient of the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Leadership Award. FSC is a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.

FSC awarded Staples for its commitment to providing its customers with FSC-certified products and for helping family woodland owners earn FSC certification.

“We’re very proud to have been recognized by the FSC and look forward to continuing to innovate in the sustainability space,” said Mark Buckley, vice president sustainability, Staples. “Staples’ dedication to the environment aligns with our strategy of putting our customers first, and providing them with sustainable product offerings that help businesses of all sizes run more responsibly.”

Staples offers more than 500 unique FSC-certified products in the copy, printing and specialty papers category alone, and since the beginning of 2017, has sold more than 16.4 million units of FSC-certified products across all paper-based categories.

For more information on Staples sustainability offerings, visit our site.

About the Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was founded in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 160 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC standards in the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.fsc.org.

About Staples

Staples helps the world work better with work solutions that deliver industry-leading products, services and expertise across office supplies, facilities, breakroom, furniture, technology, promotional products, and print and marketing services. The company supports businesses of all sizes from sole-preneurs to the Fortune 100 and everything in between. We meet customers where they are with every-day low prices across multiple channels, including direct sales, e-commerce, mobile, AI-powered “conversational commerce” and retail. Headquartered near Boston, Mass., Staples operates in North America. More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com.

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Staples accepting a Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award at Knoll Showroom in Boston on November 8, 2017. From left to right: Mark Buckley, VP sustainability, Staples, Corey Brinkema, US president, FSC, Jake Swenson, director sustainability, Staples Photo credit: Ebersole Photography
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Kaleigh Sands, 508-253-1050
Kaleigh.Sands@staples.com
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Nikki D’Addario, 508-253-8249
Nikki.Daddario@staples.com

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