On December 9, 2002, Office Depot Inc. — the world’s largest seller of office products — announced the formation of a business relationship with GreenOrder, an environmental consulting firm, to provide sustainability audits to assess customer’s procurement practices and to identify opportunities to purchase environmentally preferable paper and other products.
According to Andrew Shapiro, chair of GreenOrder, the audit will help customers evaluate the environmental impacts of the products they purchase and will identify alternative products sold by Office Depot that are more energy efficient or otherwise environmentally preferable. GreenOrder will also calculate the benefits and costs of moving to environmentally preferable products. He says that in many cases companies can save energy and improve environmental performance for the same or lower costs.
Office Depot is eager to increase sales of post-consumer recycled content papers and other environmentally friendly products. The company operates 861 office supply superstores in Canada and the United States and sells products and services to 19 other countries.
For more information, contact Andrew Shapiro of GreenOrder at 212-725-4848 x221 or Eileen Dunn of Office Depot at 561-438-4930 or visit www.greenorder.com or www.officedepot.com