National Clean Fleets Partner: Staples
Strategies & Technologies
Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011
Headquarters: Framingham, MA
Operations: 26 countries across five continents. Staples operates more than 1,850 stores in the United States and Canada.
Staples is practicing sustainable delivery by electronically limiting the top speed of its U.S. delivery trucks to 60 miles per hour and using idle-reduction technologies. The company has 53 electric drive delivery trucks and is exploring other alternative fuel vehicle options. Through these strategies, Staples has improved its fuel economy by 15% since 2006 while reducing operational costs. The company is also a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport program, making a significant percentage of their freight shipments through partner carriers who focus on improving fuel efficiency.