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Office Depot sets stronger policies

Office Depot, Inc., a provider of office supplies and services, has released a new greener paper purchasing policy designed to increase its use and tracking of environmentally preferable paper products.

The new guidelines – drafted over a 12 month period with input from World Wildlife Fund, other environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) and several paper suppliers – updates the company’s 2004 paper policy.

The updated policy has garnered support from a wide range of forest sector stakeholders. The policy scope includes all paper purchased or sold by Office Depot globally, with initial implementation focused on high volume categories such as copy paper and marketing papers, and a secondary focus on other paper-based office products and delivery packaging.

As an active Global Forest & Trade Network participant, Office Depot agreed to update this policy, set targets, and publicly report on its progress toward responsible fiber sourcing goals.