Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - July 7, 2020
ODP Corp. cuts energy consumption 36%
The ODP Corporation announced July 2 that they succeeded in their goal to reduce energy consumption by 2021 and saw a 36% decrease in facility energy consumption between 2016 and 2019.
The parent company of business supplies retailers including Office Depot, OfficeMax and CompuCom also succeeded in offsetting 100% of the Office Depot headquarters through the purchase of RECs. Due to these decreases in energy use, the company reduced overall greenhouse gas emissions by 18%.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the tools and resources they need to focus on their passion of starting, growing and running their business,” Gerry Smith, chief executive officer for The ODP Corporation, said in a statement. “To do this effectively, we incorporate our 5C Culture in everything that we do, focusing on Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. Our sustainability efforts touch on every one of these 5Cs, through innovative environmental sustainability programs, nationwide community investment initiatives, diversity in our people and our supply chain, and other programs and initiatives throughout the company.”
The ODP Corporation also improved the fuel efficiency of Office Depot’s private fleet by 10.4% since 2018. Their current goal is to increase the fleet’s miles per gallon by 15% between 2018 and 2021.
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