Depot adds to green offering


4 July 2007 — Delray Beach (FL): Office Depot has announced that Domtar EarthChoice office paper is now widely available to customers in the US through its website and North America business solutions division.

The product, which will also be available in Depot’s US retail stores later this month, meets the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), regarded as the "gold standard" of forest management by many businesses and environmental groups.


FSC certification helps ensure forests are conserved through responsible management practices, such as legal wood harvesting, respect for the rights of workers and indigenous communities, and protection of wildlife habitats.


Yalmaz Siddiqui, environmental strategy advisor for Depot, said: "Office Depot supports a number of major third-party forest certification programmes. By adding FSC-certified office paper to our assortment of environmentally-preferable products, we reinforce our vision to increasingly buy green, be green and sell green."