ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Staples, Inc. (Staples) is the world's largest office products company, with $25 billion in annual sales and 90,000 associates employed in 26 countries. Staples is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its strong, corporate-level commitment to energy management and its continued enthusiasm and innovation in promoting the ENERGY STAR program to associates and customers. Key 2012 accomplishments include:
- Improving portfolio-wide average weather normalized source energy by 4.4 percent.
- Earning ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition for improving portfolio-wide energy use by 16.9 percent since the beginning of its partnership with ENERGY STAR.
- Actively pursuing ENERGY STAR certification for its facilities and receiving ENERGY STAR certification for 372 facilities, for a cumulative total of 500 facilities earning the ENERGY STAR.
- Promoting energy efficiency and the company's partnership with ENERGY STAR to associates, customers, and other businesses. Staples holds monthly webinars for staff members, produces a series of educational videos, and sends senior leadership to speak on behalf of ENERGY STAR at industry and government events.