ENERGY STAR Leaders

Office Depot, Inc

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20% Improvement (2010)
30% Improvement (2012)

Office Depot, Inc. (Office Depot) is a global provider of office supplies and services, serving customers through more than 1,600 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot employs about 39,000 associates around the world and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 60 countries. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money. Office Depot is an acknowledged environmental leader in the office supplies industry and the retail sector overall. Most recently, Office Depot was recognized in Newsweek magazines annual Green Rankings as the greenest large retailer in America, and eighth greenest large company across all industry sectors in the United States. Office Depot also won the top three spots for retail energy efficiency gains in the 2011 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition, and two Office Depot stores were the only retail outlets in the Top 10 list across all industries. Office Depot has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2010. The company first began investing in energy efficiency and green building initiatives in 2004.  

Office Depot has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy performance by more than 30 percent across its domestic portfolio compared to its 2004 baseline. Successful energy efficiency measures have included a major de-lamping effort and a change to energy efficiency lamps and ballasts, the installation of motion detectors in receiving areas, and continued upgrades to building HVAC systems. Between 2005 and 2010, Office Depot saved more than 167,000 megawatt hours in its North American facilities, despite an increase in square footage. Between 2005 and 2012, Office Depots energy conservation efforts have yielded more than $36 million in savings. Compared to its 2004 baseline, Office Depot is preventing the emissions of more than 130,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 11 million tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.