BOCA RATON, Fla. — Office Depot announced that it has rewarded 25 organizations for their leadership in greener purchasing. The awards were presented during Office Depot’s greener purchasing summit and awards ceremony on Nov. 15 in Oakland, Calif. "Greener purchasing of office supplies can serve as a good proxy for an organization’s overall environmental commitment," said Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director of environmental strategy for Office Depot. “The winners are an elite group – our top 25 greenest purchasers from over 7,500 customers that we evaluated using our unique green spend analysis and reporting tools." The awards are based primarily
Office Depot will open its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors (CI) registered store. The global provider of office products and services expects the Austin, Texas, store to be certified a few months after opening.