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Twitter Chat: Office Depot on Transparency

October 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pacific Time

| Free


October 24, 2013
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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office-depot-corpOffice Depot, in partnership with TriplePundit and CSRwire, will convene a Twitter Chat on Environmental Transparency. The chat will be hosted by Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy at Office Depot.

A drive towards greater transparency has dominated the sustainability reporting movement. On 10/10/2013, Office Depot released their 10th annual Corporate Citizenship report, as a website available at officedepotcitizenship.com. This latest report has their most rigorous environmental disclosure to date, in the form of a 10-year environmental dashboard.ironmental reporting, Office Depot has been a long-standing leader among U.S. Corporations. Not only has the company increased the quantity and quality of environmental metrics reported since 2003, but their data has been third party reviewed by PwC in almost every year since.

With this as context, Office Depot will convene a Twitter chat to discuss reporting, environmental transparency, and finding the right balance between breadth and depth of disclosure.

Topics we’ll discuss include:

  • What is the purpose of sustainability report /website?
  • How can reporters maximize the value of their reports?
  • Is there such a thing as “too much transparency?”
  • How should materiality be defined, and by whom?
  • Who cares about which environmental metrics?
  • How should a company choose their environmental metrics?
  • What matters most, transparency or impact reduction?
  • How can a company measure and pursue positive impact?
  • How should companies spend resources: reporting or managing?
  • How should reporters manage the emerging landscape of GRI G4, IIRC, SASB etc.?

TriplePundit founder Nick Aster and CSRwire’s Social Media Lead Gabe Chesman will facilitate the chat, providing an opportunity for journalists, bloggers, corporate sustainability practitioners, sustainability consultants and other interested parties to talk about the nature of transparency in the rapidly evolving world of sustainability reporting.

Date: Thursday, October 24th

Time: 12-1 EST / 9-10 PST

Where: On Twitter, hashtag #transparency

To register, send the following tweet

Join me for the #transparency chat with @officedepot @yalmazsiddiqui @triplepundit @csrwire on Oct 24th http://ow.ly/pUG3h

Accounts to follow: @officedepot @yalmazsiddiqui @triplepundit @csrwire @nickaster  @gchesman Have a burning question? You can send it anytime between now and the chat, as we’ll be collecting them!

About Office Depot
Office Depot provides core office supplies, the latest technology, school essentials, copy & print services, cleaning & breakroom products, and furniture to consumers, teachers and businesses of all sizes through 1,614 worldwide retail stores, global ecommerce operations, a dedicated sales force, an inside sales organization, and top-rated catalogs. The Company has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world. The company is well known as an environmental leader, having been ranked America’s #1 greenest larger retailer by Newsweek magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com