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We’re committed to making a positive difference

Officeworks is focussed on operating a responsible and sustainable business that supports the communities where our customers, team members and stakeholders live and work. More than ever, we are expected to operate our business in a sustainable manner and for Officeworks, it’s just the right thing to do. We recognise that operating in a responsible and sustainable way is essential to the growth of our business and to delivery positive returns to shareholders over the long run. We call this our Positive Difference Plan, which outlines our goals to support our team, enhance our contribution to communities, source products in sustainable and responsible ways and reduce our environmental impact.

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Officeworks Sustainability Actions


Responsible and ethical sourcing

Officeworks is committed is to sourcing goods and services in sustainable and responsible ways. This is underpinned by the way we work within the business and with our partners across our supply chain. Responsible sourcing focuses on three main themes which ensures our suppliers work in an ethical and responsible way: Sourcing wood fibre responsibly and sustainably Sourcing goods and services ethically Reducing our environmental impact


Sourcing wood fibre responsibly and sustainably

In line with Officeworks’ Sustainable Wood-Fibre Sourcing Policy, all paper and/or wood products sold, should be responsibly sourced or contain 100% post-consumer recycled material. We prohibit paper and/or wood from high risk or illegal sources and our suppliers are required to complete a forestry questionnaire and provide relevant evidence to support their sourcing claims. Our goal is that by December 2020, all paper products we sell will either be FSC certified or be made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. All furniture products will be sourced from verified legal, low-risk, responsible sources or will be FSC certified.


Sourcing goods and services ethically

Officeworks’ Ethical Sourcing and Modern Slavery Policy outlines the commitment to ensure that goods and services are sourced in a responsible manner while working with suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices. Suppliers are assessed for risk according to the management of ethical and responsible sourcing risks and are required to demonstrate compliance to Officeworks Ethical Sourcing and Modern Slavery Policy. We recognise that transparency and collaboration are central to upholding and respecting human rights and labour conditions throughout the supply chain. You can view our list of factories that we work directly with to produce our own brand products here. All factories listed have been independently audited within the last 24 months to monitor compliance with our Ethical Sourcing & Modern Slavery Policy.

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Officeworks Sustainability Commitments


Work towards eradicating modern slavery

We’re committed to doing our part to eliminate modern slavery from our supply chains. We’re doing this by not only looking into our primary manufacturing sites, but also at materials and components that are at high risk of having modern slavery present in their procurement chain, such as precious metals in electronics. We then work with our suppliers to identify and remediate any instances of modern slavery that we uncover.

Officeworks Partnerships

Memberships & Accreditations


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