Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, recently announced the results of its latest Earth Day-focused Small Business Index indicating that small businesses (SMBs) are motivated to go green by concern for the environment (76 percent), saving money (49 perc...
ent) and employee encouragement and participation (20 percent).
The survey of more than 1,000 small business owners found that more than one-third of those surveyed (36 percent) would pay a higher initial cost for greener office products if they would generate long-term savings. Eighty-four percent say they would purchase the “green” office product over the comparable regular office product if the two were equally priced.
In looking at the state of green business, approximately 20 percent of SMBs are greener than last year, while more than a third (34 percent) are looking to go greener this year. Green businesses are showcasing their sustainability through:
Recycling (72 percent)
Reducing waste (59 percent)
Buying energy efficient products (58 percent)
Buying recycled products (57 percent)
For additional information on Office Depot’s green product assortment, please visit www.officedepot.com/greeneroffice.
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