Corporate Express has been recognised for its green efforts, taking out the Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability in the 2011 Awards.

The Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability recognises organisations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment.

Corporate Express CEO Paul Hitchcock said: “We are very proud to have won this award, which reinforces our whole-of-business commitment to environmental sustainability. As a company that has been at the forefront of sustainable practices for over a decade, we’ve invested significant time and resources into helping our thousands of business customers become more sustainable over the past 12 months.”

 The key achievement leading to Corporate Express’ award win was the development and execution of a campaign to make sustainability easy for Australian businesses, including:

  • Further enhancement of the Corporate Express EarthSaver certification criteria, which makes it simple for businesses to identify environmentally-preferable products, and expansion of the range from 600 products to 3,367 by the end of 2010.
  • Development and launch of the Go Green Guide: For a Greener Workplace, a resource developed to support Australian businesses with tangible advice and practical tips alongside the largest range of more environmentally-preferable products in Australia. In total, 23,600 customers