At Staples, “inclusion” is a verb. It’s what we do to ensure associates feel valued and can contribute to their fullest. We connect on the things we have in common and celebrate our differences by working with respect and fairness towards each other.
We never shy away from issues that are important to our associates. That’s why we welcome challenges that inspire us to think carefully about our approach to inclusion and diversity, from honest conversations about race to tackling the gender pay gap.
When we operate inclusively, diversity naturally follows. That’s why we work hard to increase underrepresented groups in our dynamic workforce. And seek associates with unique input and individual perspectives. The result isn’t just a better workplace. It’s also the innovative thinking that helps us exceed customers’ expectations and achieve our business goals.
Staples 2021 Rankings
#5 for Best Internships for Racial and Ethnic Diversity #10 for Best Internships for Overall Diversity #10 for Best Internships for LGBTQ+ Diversity
#29for Best Internships for Diversity with Respect to Women
Staples Business Resource Groups
Business Resource Groups are established to provide a mutually beneficial relationship for associates and Staples. BRG members work together on a voluntary basis with the purpose of supporting associates, creating networking opportunities, aligning with Staples I&D strategy and improving business in the marketplace. BRGs serve as internal resources to support associate engagement and additional business activities such as recruitment/talent acquisition, leadership development, product development, marketing, corporate branding and community relations. BRGs provide a sense of community within the workplace, offer a forum for members to discuss relevant challenges and opportunities, and enable joint efforts on common areas of interests.
All Abilities empowers and advocates for associates directly or indirectly impacted by physical & intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions as they navigate the work environment. We provide educational resources related to physical & intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions.
HOLA activates the unique strengths, views and experiences of Hispanic and Latinx associates to spark innovation, deliver insights on target markets, accelerate our associates' professional development and contribute to Staples' business goals.
Mosaic is dedicated to enriching the Black communities in which we live and work. Our mission is to help advance Staples Inclusion & Diversity efforts by focusing specially on the recruitment, retention and development of Black associates.
Out @ Work is a network for members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. The group functions as a trusted advisor to the business from an LGBTQ perspective and an advocate and resource for associates.
The Pan Asian Resource Group establishes an active presence of the Asian-American community at Staples through continued dialogue on the rich diversity and complexity of the Asian-American experience. We give a voice to Asian Americans by sharing stories that represent their unique experiences.
The Veterans Resource Group is a network of associates and their family members who have served in the armed forces. We identify and pursue opportunities that encourage the successful transition, growth and development of our members to help maximize their potential.
Women in Supply Chain inspires and empowers women to understand and pursue career growth opportunities. We aim to achieve equality and inclusiveness across all roles within Supply Chain.
Women Who Lead fosters an environment that empowers women to succeed in the workplace and beyond. We provide talented associates with opportunities to network and practice leadership and communication skills to help them reach the next level.
Young Professionals brings associates together for personal and career growth through building relationships, developing skills, sharing resources and giving back to both Staples and the community. We foster growth in Staples’ next generation of impactful leaders.
What our employees are saying
“As a leading brand in the industry that serves, supports and employs diverse communities of all kinds, there is a responsibility to act. Our company must reflect the communities in which we work and live. We all play a role in the change we seek.”
ChrisDirector of Inclusion & Diversity
“Inclusion is important here. Every associate brings something unique to the table and it’s crucial that they have the ability and the autonomy to be able to do what they do best.”
BorisFulfillment Center Manager III
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