The business, which won the Best Green Retail Initiative edie’s 2009 Award’s for Environmental Excellence, has cut electricity use and waste spending across the board.

The report states that in 2009 Office Depot, which was founded in the US and now operates around the world, lowered its waste expenditures by around $1million.

During the same period it also reduced electricity usage and expenses as well as its overall carbon footprint by 11%.

It also helped customers recycle 73% more material than last year and, for the first time, the Office Depot report has included 2012 goals to increasingly ‘buy green, be green and sell green’.

The report, which has been independently reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is the fourth to be published by the firm.

“Our goal is that each one of Office Depot’s 41,000 associates around the globe exemplifies our commitment to corporate citizenship,” said Steve Odland, chairman and chief executive of Office Depot.

“We are proud to highlight some of the real life stories behind our accomplishments … since it is each associate’s individual contribution that brings our Corporate Citizenship efforts to life.”

The 2010 report’s theme is ‘We All Contribute’ and the document features numerous Office Depot associates from around the globe who have helped Office Depot Take Care of Business, People and the Planet.

To read the full report click here.

Luke Walsh

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