Staples, Inc. – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Staples, Inc #28

Framingham MA
32,005 employees
CEO: Ronald L. Sargent
CDE: Erika Hopkins

Diversity Mission: We’ve built a great company by embracing the differences of our associates, customers, and the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity will grow even stronger as we build the Staples of the future. Our goal is to reflect the faces of our customers in every market where Staples has a presence. Only then will we achieve our vision of being the world’s best office products company.

Staples provide associate resource groups, which offer employees mentoring, skill development, and internal and external networking opportunities. The company has groups for women, LGBT, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Asian Americans, and young professionals. Staples have also created Parenting Network and Caregivers Network groups to meet the different needs of employees and their families. About two years ago, the company developed and expanded its mentoring program, connecting its leaders with female and ethnically diverse employees in close professional development partnerships.