Embracing diversity

We offer a diverse and inclusive environment that goes beyond just race and gender and leverages the diversity of thought, people, and experience. We adhere to fair labour practices and standards and foster diversity, providing equal opportunities and ensuring fair and equitable rewards.

Associate diversity

The five streams of diversity we focus on are:

  • • Gender
  • • Culture (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
  • • Flexibility
  • • Disability
  • • Age

Our key diversity programs include our Women in Leadership series that develops and promotes confidence in our female associates; and our Reconciliation Action Plan which strives to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Reconciliation Action Plan

Staples is a strong supporter of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and sees immense value in the RAP program. Supporting these communities has become a part of our internal culture. Through our RAP initiatives, our aim is to help Indigenous businesses and communities grow and employ more Indigenous staff. We also want to ensure there’s a pipeline of Indigenous talent in the future which is why our community programs focus on supporting organisations that provide job skills and/or education.

View the Staples 2015-2017 Reconciliation Action Plan.

Supplier diversity

We recognise that Indigenous Australians are under-represented within the broader Australian workforce.

As a founding member of Supply Nation, we create a business environment that fosters indirect employment opportunities through procuring goods and services of Supply Nation certified suppliers. Learn why supplier diversity pays in our latest smart paper ‘Why supplier diversity means good business’.

Find out more about our commitment to supplier diversity.

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Staples and Nallawilli Office Wares

Nallawilli Office Wares (NOW) is a 100% privately owned First Nation Stationery and Office Supplies business (Supply Nation Certified). NOW’s 100% Recycled Copy Paper is the only 100% Recycled (made from local waste), Australian made and Indigenous owned copy paper on the market, and is available exclusively from Staples.

Watch the video to learn how the Staples and NOWs on-going partnership can help customers meet their supplier diversity goals.