Download the 2017 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.

Staples Business Advantage manages and monitors the environmental impacts of our operations, from our energy use to our purchasing. To meet our environmental goals, we're taking a multi-faceted approach that includes:

• Energy efficiency
• Renewable power investment
• Delivery efficiency
• Responsible purchasing
• Community Engagement 


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. These corporate registrations assure 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. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Staples Business Advantage Head Office & is bullfrogpowered® with 100% renewable electricity

Since 2013, Staples Business Advantage Canada  and Staples Canada have partnered with Bullfrog Power to support clean, renewable electricity. Staples Canada is one of the leading supporters of renewable energy through Bullfrog Power in Canada, choosing clean, renewable electricity for two head office buildings, Staples Business Advantage e-commerce services, 2 data centres, 4 Staples Canada Copy & Print production centres and its entire flyer printing operations.  The partnership is part of our long-term commitment to having a positive impact on its customers, associates and the planet.

Energy is a key priority in Staples’ corporate social responsibility strategy, complementing our sustainable product sourcing, internal operations, and our comprehensive recycling programs provided to customers.  Bullfrog Power’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

Choosing renewable energy ensures our business is operating in an environmentally accountable manner and it helps reduces the negative impact of our operations in the communities we serve.

Staples Business Advantage / Bullfrog Partnership Update

Through this partnership with Bullfrog Power, Bullfrog will inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of energy these 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.

Below is an infographic on our cumulative green energy purchase over the course of our partnership with Bullfrog to date along with the emissions reductions associated with this and some equivalencies to help illustrate what they mean.