2013 Ethisphere Awards - Retailer of the Year
OfficeMax is a global leader in office supplies that has been helping corporate, government, education, small and medium enterprises for over 40 years. Combining a strong service ethic, industry expertise, national resources and global buying power, OfficeMax provides an unparallelled offer.
OfficeMax was named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2012 and 2013, is accredited with ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification and a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant. click here.
2012 Ethisphere Awards
OfficeMax Incorporated is proud to announce that it has been named as one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2012. Director of Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management, Colette Simo and Executive Vice President, General Counsel Matt Broad accepted the award at the event held on March 15, 2012. The award recognises companies who demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Ethisphere Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” To find out more about Ethisphere, click here.
Australian Packaging Covenant
In 2011, OfficeMax became a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC). The APC is a voluntary initiative by Government and Industry to reduce the environmental effects of packaging. This means that as a brand owner and retailer, we must have in place processes to review and minimise packaging on all private label products, as well as products we sell. To find out more about our involvement with the APC, click here.
Forest Stewardship Council
OfficeMax is proud to be a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). When you buy products with the FSC logo, your purchase is supporting healthy forests and strong communities. Under FSC certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards and material from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system. In 2011 and 2012, OfficeMax won the “FSC Retailer of the Year” award. To find out more about the FSC and the award, click here.
To demonstrate our integrity and commitment to helping heal our planet, here are explanations of our independent environmental accreditations for your easy reference.
|Australian Forestry Standard supports sustainable forest management, providing consumers with an independent,|
internationally recognised certification scheme.
|Biodegradable This product can break down safely and quickly by|
biological means and disappear into the environment
|Blue Angelis one of the oldest Type 1eco-labels in the world and known for its high standards.|
|Certified Carbon Neutral The greenhouse gas emissions associated|
with producing this item have been accounted for, reduced and offset to zero for a sustainable future.
|Environmental Choice North America Products and services bearing this logo meet international standards of environmental leadership and sustainability.|
|Environmental Choice New Zealand is the national Type I, government-owned eco-label, run independently by the New|
Zealand Eco- Labelling Trust. Find out more at www.enviro-choice.org.nz.
|EU Eco-label This is a Type I eco-label for European commission member countries, that distinguishes products that meet|
high standards of performance and environmental quality.
|Fairtrade Certified Offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal and improved terms of trade, giving|
them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan their futures.
|Forest Stewardship Council This ensures that the materials within the paper come from responsible sources, which means that environmental and social benefits are maintained|
|Good Environmental Choice Australia is an independent eco-labelling certification that measures a product against the environmental loads associated with its life cycle.|
|GreenTag An independent product rating and certification system, which allows you to easily compare products based on criteria|
such as greenhouse gases or health and toxicity values.
|Nordic SwanThis is a Scandinavian Type I eco-label with stringent environmental standards that are focused on reducing emissions, raw material usage and energy consumption.|
|Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Assures buyers that the wood and paper products they are buying come from forests that comply with sustainable standards.|
|Rainforest Alliance is an independent seal of approval, which ensures that the environment, wildlife workers and local communities are protected.|
|Recycled Content % Indicates the percentage of recycled content used in the product.|
|UTZ Certified Good Inside is a worldwide program that enables everyone in the coffee chain to be committed to making it a more sustainable industry.|
|Elemental Chlorine Free The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached without the use of chlorine gas.|
|Process Chlorine FreeThe pulp used to make this paper product has avoided the use of all chlorine in the bleaching process.|
|Totally Chorine FreeThe pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached avoiding the use of chlorine and toxic organochlorine emissions.|
|Furniture Pickup & Recycle ServiceFor a small fee we can arrange to haveyour old office chairs collected.|
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