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Grant Harrod, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Express, August 14, 2008
Grant Harrod addressed a private boardroom lunch for CEO’s of the Chamber’s Business Club companies in Sydney on the topic of 'Embarking on a sustainable journey and the challenges and opportunities this creates for an organisation’. This event was generously partnered by The Executive Connection and Thomson Playford.
Corporate Express focuses on developing an ethical sourcing strategy, environmental and fair trade product focus, community support programs and its recent opening of its Greenstar accredited Sydney office and distribution facility.
Corporate Express is a leading B2B distributor of business products including IT products, office supplies, furniture, print, promotional products, canteen and facilities supplies. The company employs 2,600 people across 50 locations in Australia & New Zealand. Listed on the ASX with a market capitalisation of approx $1bn and the company reported an annual turnover of $1.3bn for 2007.
Grant Harrod, CEO & MD, Corporate Express, spoke about the company’s sustainability journey, the mistakes made and lessons learnt and where he sees the future for sustainability in an increasingly more volatile macro environment, growing energy challenges, carbon trading and where many would view sustainability as a nice to have rather than a must to have.
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