Staples values diversity and recognizes its critical importance to maintaining a competitive advantage in today's ever-changing marketplace. The mission of our Diversity Supplier Program is to collaborate with diverse businesses to reduce supply chain costs and to increase revenues by bringing superior products to market.
Supplier Diversity Mission
The Staples Advantage Supplier Diversity Program aims to help customers achieve their corporate diversity goals while enabling the growth of small, minority- and woman-owned businesses in communities. We strive to create vendor–buyer relationships that allow diverse organizations to continue to develop, while offering our customers a wider selection of quality products at competitive prices.
Staples offers products manufactured by diverse vendors through Staples® Advantage. A key feature of our program is the assortment of office products available through Diversity Products Solutions (DPS) by Staples. DPS is Staples' own-brand line of products manufactured by diverse suppliers. Products such as remanufactured ink and toner, copy paper, legal pads and other office products offer our customers a unique opportunity to meet their diversity and environmental purchasing goals, while supporting the growth of small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
Meet the three major diversity suppliers that manufacture our DPS by Staples products
Officemate International Corporation (OIC) is a leading MBE manufacturer of office essentials with more than 33 years of experience in the office products industry. OIC is a manufacturer of Staples own brand diversity office products from paper clips to desk accessories.
Roxbury Technology Corporation (RTC) is a long time MWBE supplier that manufactures high-quality, reliable, remanufactured DPS toner that promotes small, minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Roxbury's internal business practices and remanufacturing processes also offer our customers environmental benefits by keeping cartridges out of landfills.
South Coast Paper (SCP) is an independently owned MBE paper converting operation that has the flexibility to cut, wrap, box, seal, label and ship product worldwide. SCP produces Staples DPS private label cut sheet paper products and legal pads. SCP owns and operates a state-of-the-art converting facility. For more information about Staples Advantage, visit the Staples Advantage website and to learn more about our Supplier Diversity programs and initiatives, visit www.StaplesSupplierDiversity.com.