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Leigh Pearson, Staples

Director of Facilities, Environment and Procurement, Staples
Vice President of Merchandising, Pete Gibel and Director of Facilities, Environment and Procurement, Leigh Pearson at Staples Canada, engage their teams to set the sustainability agenda and identify key focus areas for the company. They have started and overseen numerous working groups dedicated to implementing national environmental programs and embedding sustainability into the company’s operations and culture –internally as well as externally. The results include the national rollout of a battery-recycling program that helped divert more than 49,528 kg of batteries from landfills in 2012, more than double the amount collected the previous year. It’s initiatives like this that allow Staples to maintain its reputation as retail industry leader in office product recycling.