Oracle’s commitment to sustainability extends to the products and services it purchases. Oracle recognizes that purchasing decisions present an opportunity to have both a social and an environmental impact and promote doing business in a responsible and sustainable manner. Oracle employs a supplier qualification program that requires its suppliers to demonstrate socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
With its sustainable procurement practices, Oracle is proud to be recognized by Office Depot for its leadership in greener purchasing. Office Depot, Inc., a leading provider of office supplies, business products and services, recognized Oracle as part of a select group of forward-thinking companies from across the country in the Leadership in Greener Purchasing category. "One of the unique ways Office Depot promotes sustainability is by celebrating our customers who buy greener,” said Steve Calkins, president, business solutions division for Office Depot. “By recognizing these organizations for achieving their sustainability goals, they’ll continue to make greener purchasing decisions in the future and we believe that other organizations will follow.” The award was received by Jason Feldman, Vice President of Global Procurement and Source-to-Settle, and a number of other representatives from Oracle’s procurement team at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores.
Award winners were selected from among Office Depot’s largest customers based on their expenditure on products with eco-attributes such as recycled content, energy-efficiency, non-toxicity, etc., and/or ecolabels such as FSC®, EPEAT, GREENGUARD Certification, GreenSeal® and EcoLogo. Customer purchases with the highest level of meaningful eco-attributes and ecolabels were given extra weight in the selection process.
Other winners of the Leadership in Greener Purchasing award include private sector organizations American Electric Power (Columbus, Ohio), Best Buy Co., Inc. (Richfield, Minnesota), DaVita (Denver, Colorado), Rush Enterprises, Inc. (New Braunfels, Texas), Marsh & McLennan Companies (New York City), and Ogletree Deakins; and public sector customers City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Los Angeles City College, University of California, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania and Washington State Department of Licensing.