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Experience Our Culture of Inclusion

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.
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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.

What our employees are saying

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“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.”
Chris Director of Inclusion and Diversity
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“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.” 


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Mike Area Sales Manager

Staples Business Resource Groups​​​​​​​

Staples BRGs give members a collective voice and a forum to celebrate our common bonds as well as our differences. Through this empowerment, we foster deeper engagement and complete our mission: to bring value to associates, our community and Staples.
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Mosaic
Framingham, MA – The Mosaic Associate Resource Group is dedicated to enriching black communities in which we live and work in. Mosaic’s goal is to assist in the recruiting, retaining, and developing of black associates at Staples. We also strive to increase awareness of black culture by welcoming other races and ethnicities to be part of our group.
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Diversity Matters
Broomfield, CO; Maitland, FL- Diversity Matters is committed to providing associate development activities and relevant community events. The group is dedicated to respecting and encouraging diversity in all its forms including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.​​​​​​​
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HOLA
Framingham, MA; Ontario, CA – HOLA, short for Hispanic or Latino(a) is a resource group that aims to ensure diversity and inclusion for the Latino community by empowering, developing, and inspiring our associates and the local community to help drive Staples success for the future.
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Out At Work
Framingham, MA - Out at Work is an associate resource group of members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community with a goal of creating a welcoming and accepting community at Staples. They serve as advocates for LGBTQ associates and trusted advisors on LGTBQ matters, helping Staples achieve a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the past seven years.
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Parenting Plus
Framingham, MA; Richmond Hills, Ontario-CAN - The Parenting Plus associate resource group is intended to provide a network for support, encouragement, resources, and events for parents at all stages.
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SPARC
Framingham, MA - SPARC (Staples Pan-Asian Resource Coalition) seeks to enable and empower its members to be successful at Staples, and contribute to the success of Staples and our community, by leveraging their unique perspectives.
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Veterans
Framingham, MA - Veterans Resource Group is a network of employees who have served in the armed forces, their spouses, family members, or anyone who supports the mission of this group.
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Women in Tech
Framingham, MA; Broomfield, CO; Lincolnshire, IL; San Mateo, CA; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, CAN - Women in Technology is a group of technical professionals focused on establishing Staples as an industry leader for attracting, developing and retaining female talent in technology careers.
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Women Who Lead
Framingham, MA; Lincolnshire, IL; Mississauga, Ontario-CAN - Women Who Lead seeks to foster an environment that empowers women to succeed in the workplace and beyond.
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Young Professionals
Framingham, MA; Lincolnshire, IL; Mississauga, Ontario-CAN - Young Professionals is an associate resource group that strives to bring together Staples’ associates and the young-at-heart for personal and career growth by making connections and building relationships, developing skills and sharing resources, while giving back to Staples and the community. Signature events include a 5K walk/run, trivia competitions, and multiple networking events throughout the year.

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