- Corporate Express Australia Limited (ASX:CXP) publishes 2010 Sustainability Report

The report shows the company's significant progress in key areas such as ethical sourcing, employee engagement, health & safety, & sustainable procurement
Jun 2, 2011 10:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 2, 2011 - Australia’s leading office products company, Corporate Express, releases its third annual sustainability report which met a GRI A Application Level check. The 2010 report introduces Staples Soul, the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

In this latest report, Corporate Express shows significant progress in key areas such as ethical sourcing, employee engagement, health & safety, associate diversity, sustainable procurement, environmentally preferable products, sustainable packaging and carbon management.

The results demonstrated in this report focus on several key areas:
- Ethics: Working with key offshore suppliers to help them achieve compliance with the Company’s Ethical Sourcing Policy.
- Community: Raised $46,000 to help those affected by the devastating floods that affected Queensland in early 2011.
- Environment: Environmental Management System achieved certification against the international standard ISO 14001, as well as reduced its total net greenhouse gas emissions by 17%; increased tonnes of plastic/cans/glass recycled by 97%; and increased tonnes of paper/cardboard recycled by 50%.
- Diversity: Increased the number of females in senior leadership roles from nine per cent in 2008 to 33 per cent in 2010; launched its Reconciliation Action Plan, initiated a Supplier Diversity Program; and received external recognition for these diversity programs.

By moving to a web-based report, Corporate Express has introduced a new feature called ‘Take Action’ where you can read about simple steps to take action in your own workplace, choose sustainable products and take a free mini-office assessment.

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About Corporate Express Australia
Corporate Express Australia Pty Limited is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of office essentials, with a product offering including office products, IT solutions, business furniture, print management, canteen and catering supplies, promotional marketing, facility supplies and education products. Corporate Express Australia was acquired by Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) in 2010.