Officeworks’ vision to make a positive difference is supported by the responsible sourcing of products and services and underpinned by the ways of working within the business.
Responsible Sourcing focusses on three main issues which are outlined in the Responsible Sourcing Charter:
- Sourcing wood fibre responsibly and sustainably
- Sourcing goods and services ethically
- Reducing environmental impact
Sourcing wood fibre responsibly and sustainably
In line with Officeworks’ Sustainable Wood Fibre Product Sourcing Policy, all paper and/or wood products sold, should be responsibly sourced or contain 100% post-consumer recycled material.
Officeworks prohibits paper and/or wood from high risk or illegal sources and all relevant suppliers are required to complete the forestry questionnaire and provide relevant evidence to support their sourcing claims.
Sourcing goods and services ethically
Officeworks’ Ethical Sourcing 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 Policy.
Reducing environmental impact
Officeworks is committed to reducing our environmental impact. The Sustainable Packaging Policy sets the expectations for suppliers to Officeworks to support the use and supply of sustainable packaging for all Officeworks private label products.
Officeworks supports the sourcing of sustainable palm oil in all products sold by Officeworks. The sourcing of sustainable palm oil seeks to address many concerns in the production of palm oil, including, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, environmental degradation and protection of rights of communities and workers in the supply chain. The Sustainable Palm Oil Policy sets the expectations for suppliers to Officeworks to support the use of sustainable palm oil, sustainable palm kernel oil and their derivatives.
Officeworks' Responsible Sourcing Policies