Staples Advantage Canada program sees 100,000 trees planted

Money from small orders goes to non-profit organization Tree Canada

November 30, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

MISSISSAUGA: Through its Fifty Green Program, Staples Advantage Canada has reached its target of planting 100,000 trees to offset the environmental impact of fulfilling small orders. Through the program, any delivery order under $50 is charged a $5 fee—half of which goes to Tree Canada to plant trees.

Staples Advantage Canada is a gold sponsor of the Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization that provides people, communities  and corporations with the resources to plant and care for trees.

“The Fifty Green Program really demonstrates that good environmental programs do help drive solid business results,” says Michael Zahra, president of Staples Advantage Canada. “Fewer small orders means less packaging, fewer trucks on the road and lower costs overall, which allows us to remain both competitive and environmentally responsible. And where we can’t remove small orders, planting trees really does help offset the environmental impacts.”