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Staples

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Staples doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 37

Staples has a DitchCarbon Score of 37 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that Staples has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable companies. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Staples is a company in the retail sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Staples operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their location.
10.38%

...this company is doing 10.38% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Staples, founded in 1986, is a prominent player in the US retail sector, headquartered in Framingham. The company specializes in providing a wide range of products, including technology, office furniture, and various services like Copy & Print and Staples® EasyTech. With a robust online presence and retail stores, Staples offers customers the convenience of shopping in-store, online, or via mobile devices.

Good news, Staples has committed to science-based climate targets

Staples has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company aims to align its carbon reduction strategy with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, as per the Paris Agreement.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Staples should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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