Corporate Sustainability

As a company of our size and scope, we have an enormous opportunity to provide positive impacts through our customers’ actions as well as our own. That’s why we’ve dedicated much of our energy and resources toward being socially, economically and environmentally responsible. It’s all about doing the right thing—for our shared planet, our valuable communities, and the future of how we service and support our customers.


We remain committed to supporting the health of our planet, decreasing the company’s environmental impact, and helping our suppliers and customers do the same. Our environmental initiatives include our GreenerOffice™ Rating System, GreenerOffice™ Delivery Service, Greener Purchasing Program, chemical and paper policies, which help limit waste, conserve energy, encourage recycling, and minimize the use of harmful chemicals.


What drives our company’s success are the diverse perspectives, ideas, and experiences of our associates, suppliers, and our customers. Respect, unity, and equality are integrated within the foundation of our corporate culture, and we’re dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all—across all areas of our business. Our Community Investment program is focused on empowering education, championing entrepreneurship, and strengthening our communities through a variety of volunteer and philanthropic initiatives.

Our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) are voluntary associate-led groups that foster awareness, education, and allyship in our workplace, marketplace, and communities.

Our Supplier Diversity program helps us identify and deliver innovative, quality products and services across all business channels, while enhancing the development and opportunities for our vast network of diverse suppliers.


Our code of Ethical Behavior and commitment to our 5C Culture (Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring, Creativity) continue to drive our actions and guide our company’s strategic direction. They serve as our moral compass for ethical decision making and enforce our commitment to doing what is right—in every store, at our corporate headquarters, among our sales force, and across our entire supply chain.