Office Depot FEI Review

I. COMPANY


Office Depot Diversity Statement
"At Office Depot, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all people are valued and respected. Diversity is an important dimension of Inclusion, Innovation, and Customer Focus—three of our core values—and keys to our success in a global marketplace…Commitment to a Diverse Workforce…We employ a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we do business. We provide equal opportunity and encourage all employees to develop to their full potential We appreciate the importance of a diverse workforce at the highest levels of management We embrace new ideas and perspectives and respect individual differences We do not tolerate harassment of any sort…Office Depot does not discriminate in hiring, promotion or compensation of employees and employment practices on grounds of race, color, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, disability or veteran status. Office Depot supports a work environment free of discrimination or harassment for associates that fall within the above-mentioned classes." Read More...

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II. FEI SCORECARD

TOTAL SCORE

33/100 points

Public Commitment to Faith Driven Consumers

7/30 points

Actions that demonstrate a company-wide public commitment to the Faith Driven Consumer community, including:
  • Initiate and maintain a specific welcoming campaign communicating respect for, genuine welcome and celebration of Faith Driven Consumers and employees – 0/5 points
  • Ongoing engagement of and outreach to the Faith Driven Consumer market segment including faith-compatible, wholesome advertising and marketing campaigns (e.g. faith-driven content, faith-driven media or sponsorship of faith-driven events) – 0/10 points
  •  Use of the word “Christmas” in seasonal advertising – 2/5 points 
  • Philanthropic support of biblically orthodox faith-driven organization(s) or event(s) (e.g. financial, in-kind or pro bono support) – 5/5 points
  • Proactive public support for legislative, regulatory, and/or judicial protections for religious liberty including freedom of speech, association and expression – 0/5 points

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Faith-Compatible Corporate Actions

15/30 points

Actions that demonstrate an acknowledgement of, respect for and compatibility with biblically orthodox teachings on core issues of importance to Faith Driven Consumers, including:
  • Respect for, acknowledgment of, and compatibility with a comprehensive pro-life view on abortion, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia – either by supporting these positions publicly, financially or with in-kind resources equal, at minimum, to support given alternative positions, or remaining silent and neutral on these issues – 5/10 points
  • Respect for, acknowledgement of, and compatibility with biblical teaching on sexuality, gender, marriage and family – either by supporting these positions publicly, financially or with in-kind resources equal, at minimum, to support given alternative positions, or remaining silent and neutral on these issues – 0/10 points
  • Promote or support wholesome images in marketing and culture while refraining from the promotion or support of pornography, sexual immorality or the sexual exploitation of individuals, as viewed through a biblical lens – 10/10 points

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Equal Application of Equal Protections

5/20 points

Actions that create a safe harbor inclusive of religious freedom and practice in the marketplace and workplace, including:
  • NDP – A workplace Non-Discrimination Policy that includes explicit, enumerated protections for Faith Driven Consumers/employees – 5/5 points
  • ERG – Offers an employer-sponsored Employee Resource Group for faith-driven employees – 0/10 points
  • EAEP – An Equal Application of Equal Protection statement specifying that all enumerated groups are protected equally in practice with every other enumerated group – 0/5 points

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Corporate Competency in the Faith Driven Consumer Market Segment

6/20 points

Actions that demonstrate respect for, genuine welcome and celebration of Faith Driven Consumers as well as their biblically orthodox values and worldview, including:
  • Faith/religious identity and expression as a recognized category in the corporate diversity position—stating that Faith Driven Consumers as well as faith-driven employees, suppliers and partners are welcomed and celebrated as a respected community into the company’s rainbow of diversity – 4/5 points 
  • Targeted recruiting efforts for both faith-driven employees and suppliers – 0/5 points
  • Faith-inclusive employee training, resources and accountability measures that include (10 points total):
    • New hire training that clearly articulates a nondiscrimination policy including faith/religious identity and expression, and provides definitions or scenarios illustrating the policy foreach – 1/2 points
    • Training for supervisors that includes faith/religious identity and expression, and provides definitions or scenarios illustrating the policy for each – 1/2 points
    • Professional development covering topics of diversity includes faith/religious identity and expression (e.g. skills-based or other leadership training including elements of faith-based diversity and/or cultural competency) – 0/2 points
    • Senior management/executive performance measures of their respective diversity and inclusion efforts also include faith/religious identity and expression – 0/2 points
    • Optional questions on faith/religious identity on employee data or survey forms that include other demographic questions such as race, gender or sexual orientation – 0/2 points

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  • I am shopping my faith this Christmas and participating in the #ChristmasBUYcott—directing my hard-earned dollars to brands that are more faith compatible than their competitors.
  • Office Depot, thanks for your strong support of the FEI.