OfficeMax strengthens green policy


20 February 2007 — Naperville (IL): OfficeMax has introduced a paper procurement policy to strengthen its environmental record.

The new policy defines performance criteria for its product suppliers in the selection of raw materials by setting direct product expectations and business relationship expectations.


Ryan Vero, EVP and chief merchandising officer, said: "We are proud of the progress we made in creating this paper procurement policy. The inclusion of outside parties brought diverse viewpoints and perspectives that ultimately delivered a balanced and realistic policy that achieved our common goals."


Among the policy’s stated expectations for product suppliers are the tracking of raw materials used in the making of paper products, elimination of products from endangered areas and discontinuation of converting natural forests to industrial tree plantations.