Environmental Science HW #3

Environmental Science HW #3 - 22:59

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22:59 Environmental Science HW: R.L.L. #3 (OfficeMax) 1. OfficeMax is one of the largest companies that produce business-to-business  products, solutions, as well as office equipment. OfficeMax is the second largest  office supplies retailer in the United States behind Staples. Also, they supply  office supplies and paper, print and document services through their OfficeMax  Impress, and furniture to businesses of any size, consumers, and government  offices. Their mission is to help give customers the supplies that will yield their  best work. There are over 32,000 employees available for help and sales  everyday as well as over 1,000 retail stores over the country.  2. Corporate Social Responsibility is t he decision-making and implementation  process that guides all company activities in the protection and promotion of  international human rights, labour and environmental standards and compliance  with legal requirements within its operations and in its relations to the societies  and communities where it operates. 3. OfficeMax’s motivation behind their CSR programs is to ensure that their  company is eco friendly and will thrive under a “socially and environmentally  responsible manner”- Sam Duncan, chairman and CEO of OfficeMax. Their  corporate social responsibility report states that they focus on five main areas:  diversity and inclusion, working environment, community and education, natural  environment and customer value. Competitive advantage is the idea that one company has an advantage over all  of its rival entities because of acquired or developed favorable attributes. Also, it  is founded on the principles that cheap labor is a common practice over world  and that natural resources are not necessary for a good economy. Also I believe  OfficeMax can achieve a competitive advantage over their rival entities because  the public like the transformation to a “greener” planet and because OfficeMax s 
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 2 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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Environmental Science HW #3 - 22:59

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