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Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that differences in age, race, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, background and thinking style allow us to be more innovative as a company. We’re committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture, from supporting associate resource groups to partnering with diversity suppliers.

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Acquiring & Retaining Diverse Talent

Staples recognizes the value diversity brings to an organization. That’s why we strive to build a dynamic and talented team of associates across all diversity dimensions – culture, race, gender, sexual orientation and more.

Community Based, Business-minded

Business-minded, associate centered

Our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) give associates a way to develop professionally and personally, network with others and add value to Staples and the community. As of 2013, Staples has 15 ARG chapters — with new groups launching every year.

Perfect score

Staples received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the last 5 consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Diverse Businesses

Supporting diverse

Every year, Staples spends hundreds of millions of dollars supporting minority– and women-owned suppliers and vendors. By working together, we help create jobs and new opportunities in the diverse communities we serve.

Relationships that work

Relationships that work

From associate mentoring to our mentoring of small minority-owned businesses, Staples believes in the power of paying it forward.

Learn more about
our approach to mentoring