MEDIA RELEASE 05 August 2009
Corporate Express scoops the pool in this year's business sustainability
Leading supplier of office products and business supplies Corporate Express
Australia Ltd, has taken out two awards - one for Environmental Sustainability
and the other for Innovation - at the recently announced Australian Business
Awards, along with Best Progress with a Sustainability Initiative by a Supplier
in the New Zealand Ministry of the Environment Govt3 Awards.
Corporate Express has also been named a finalist in three other key
sustainability awards - the Smart Supply Chain Awards, the United Nations
Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards and the Green Globe
The Australian Business Awards are a national awards program recognising
success, innovation and ethics across all industry sectors. The awards honour
Australia's industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business
processes, business excellence and overall business success. Corporate Express
received awards for its environmental management and reporting, sustainability
in the workplace initiatives, ESD facilities and sustainable supply chain
The New Zealand Ministry of Environment Govt3 Awards encourage government
agencies to identify best practice and promote practical solutions in the areas
of sustainable procurement and energy efficiency. Corporate Express' award
recognises the vital role suppliers have in delivering the sustainability agenda
"At Corporate Express we started our sustainability journey more than 10 years
ago and these awards recognise how far we've come. We are delighted to be
recognised for our leadership in sustainability and will continue on our
sustainability journey," said Corporate Express Chief Executive Officer, Paul
"As a distributor of office products and business supplies, we realise that the
biggest difference we can make is in the way we approach our supply chain. We
supply many companies around Australia & New Zealand and so if we make good
decisions in regards to our products, we enable our clients to make good
decisions too. The Awards we've received recognise that we are really serious
about making a difference," he added.
The Smart Supply Chain Awards celebrate exceptional corporate and individual
performance in key supply chain and logistics industry sectors. Corporate
Express was a finalist for the Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation
NSW for its pioneering approaching to Ecological Sustainable Design (ESD)
elements in an industrial facility and the unique pick-to-cart operating model
at its Erskine Park Regional Distribution Centre.
The United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards was
established in 2000. Across 14 categories, awards were presented to individuals,
schools, communities, governments and commercial organisations. Corporate
Express was a finalist for the Lincolne Scott Sustainability Leadership Award,
an award for environmental, social and commercial best practice program for
The Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental awards in New South Wales.
The awards showcase outstanding achievements in the sustainable use of natural
resources in NSW and leadership in tackling climate change. Corporate Express
was a finalist in the Business Award - Sustainability, an award that honours
business that has successfully integrated environmental management into
planning, operations, product and service delivery.
Corporate Express was also named Sustainable Company of the Year in late 2008 at
the 8th Annual Australian Sustainability Awards.
Corporate Express Australia Limited, an ASX-listed company, is one of Australia
& New Zealand's leading suppliers of business essentials with more than 50
branches around Australia and New Zealand.
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