Corporate Express helps organisations reduce carbon footprint

| December 6, 2011

Office supplier Corporate Express has made it easy for customers to choose an Australian made carbon neutral alternative by making its best selling product, A4/A3 copy paper EXP800/801, carbon neutral.

EXP800/801 is one of the first office copy paper products to receive the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) certification. It is also certified under the Australian Forestry Standard and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Corporate Express Australia National Merchandising Manager Edward Baral said based on last year’s sales of EXP800/801 copy paper, the introduction of Staples Carbon Neutral copy paper has the potential to remove or offset the equivalent of 71,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment in 2012 through the purchase of this product.

“That is the equivalent of taking 16,500 cars off the road for a year,” he said.

“The carbon neutral copy paper launch offers a simple but significant step for Australian businesses and other organisations looking to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Meg McDonald, CEO of Low Carbon Australia, which administers the NCOS Carbon Neutral Program saidthe product would enable more business customers to make the smart choice and contribute to Australia’s low carbon economy.

“This is an important demonstration of an industry leading business in Australia taking an active role in helping Australian businesses to lower their carbon footprint through the provision, use and consumption of NCOS certified copy paper,” McDonald said.

Corporate Express won the 2011 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability. This award recognises organisations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment.