December 22, 2017
The company has been named a Corporate Social Responsibility winner at the 2017 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. Staples was named the Corporate Social Responsibility winner at the 2017 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards held in New York City on December 7th. Bob Valair, Director of Energy Management for Staples, was also nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to energy conservation. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, the annual awards program honours organizations and individuals in the energy industry who are dedicated to achieving excellence. We congratulate Staples for winning the Corporate Social Responsibility award, said Martin Fraenkel, president of S&P Global Platts. The independent panel of judges was impressed with Staples for its stand out performance in this awards category and for its commitment to the energy industrys advancement. In its media release about the award, Staples explained that it looks at every aspect of the business and culture including environmental awareness of the products it consumes and produces to identify energy efficiencies. The company recently saved $1.5 million (1.265 million) by changing regular lights to LEDs in over 1,000 stores and reduced water consumption by 65 percent at the Rialto, California facility by installing smart water meters. Our company takes a great deal of pride in running our operations efficiently to minimize our environmental footprint and impact on the environment, said Valair. We are constantly looking at ways create awareness and educate our associates, customers and the community on how to conserve energy. The program bestowed 20 awards upon companies and individuals before an audience of nearly 400 energy and finance executives.