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|Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! Office Depot Celebrates America Recycles Day with Top Ten Ways to Recycle|
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2007--Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, is celebrating "America Recycles Day" (November 15) this year by focusing on its growing array of "green" products and services, while offering customers more ways to recycle in the workplace. Office Depot sells more than 3,500 products with recycled content and hundreds more featuring other environmental attributes. The Company also provides a wide-range of "green" solutions, including its new Tech Recycling Service and its signature Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling and Battery/Cell Phone Recycling programs.
"Office Depot's environmental strategy is structured around a vision to increasingly buy green, be green and sell green," said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Environmental Strategy Advisor for Office Depot. "It's important that we continually improve Office Depot's own sustainability as well as that of our suppliers and customers. The best way to accomplish this is by providing our stakeholders with innovative products and services that are also green."
Office Depot has compiled a list of the top ten ways to recycle at home and in the office.
For more information on Office Depot's environmental initiatives and to view the Company's recently published Corporate Citizenship Report, visit: www.officedepot.com/environment and www.officedepot.com/corporatecitizenship.
About Office Depot
Office Depot provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company.
Incorporated in 1986 and headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Office Depot has annual sales of over $15.4 billion, and employs approximately 52,000 associates around the world. Currently, the Company sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 43 countries.
Office Depot is a leader in every distribution channel -- from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As of June 30, 2007, Office Depot had 1,186 retail stores in North America and another 369 stores, either company-owned, licensed or franchised, in other parts of the world. Office Depot serves a wide range of customers through a dedicated sales force, telephone account managers, direct mail offerings, and multiple web sites. With $4.7 billion in online sales during the last twelve months, the Company is also one of the world's largest e-commerce retailers.
Office Depot's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com. Press materials and background specific to Office Depot's environmental initiatives and product offerings is available at http://mediarelations.officedepot.cc/environment.
CONTACT: Office Depot, Delray Beach