Staples is an office supply chain store, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Staples has stores in 25 countries.
2nd Amendment Rights
Staples has remained neutral on 2nd Amendment issues.
Staples has contributed to the World Wildlife Fund. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports cap-and-trade and carbon tax legislation. The WWF objects to further oil and gas development, including construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The WWF subscribes to extreme ideas, such as “challenging cities to transition toward 100 percent renewable energy.” Staples signed a pledge to support liberal environmental policies concluding from the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris. (2015 Paris Climate Conference, Accessed 12/16/15) (Staples Foundation Inc. IRS Form 990, www.guidestar.com, Accessed 5/30/14) (“World Wildlife Fund Statement on Climate Change and the State of the Union,” www.http://worldwildlife.org, 1/28/08) (“WWF, NGOs Urge Secretary Kerry to Continue Strong Climate Leadership,” http://worldwildlife.org, 2/7/13) (WWF Website, http://worldwildlife.org/threats/climate-change, Accessed 2/21/14)
Staples signed on to an amicus brief in favor of the Supreme Court overturning state bans on same-sex marriage. Staples received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. A score of 100 indicates adherence on the part of the company to specific criterion that includes financial support to organizations advocating for same-sex marriage. (Brief of 379 Employers and Organizations as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, James Obergefell, et al. v. Richard Hodges et al., www.morganlewis.com, 2015) (HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index, www.hrc.org, Accessed 12/16/15)
Staples has contributed to March of Dimes and United Way, both organizations have partnered with Planned Parenthood programs. Staples has also contributed to UNICEF. As a member of the Human Rights and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNICEF was part of 2006 report that recommended laws to be enacted to ensure women’s right to legal abortion. In addition, Staples funds Tides Foundation. According to the Tides Foundation Reproductive Justice Fund, “In order to achieve social and economic justice in this country, women and girls need quality, affordable health care; the right to bear and parent children; access to safe and legal abortions; a commitment to end domestic violence; and the removal of environmental health threats, just to name a few critical issues.” However, Staples has also contributed to The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization. (Staples Foundation Inc. IRS Form 990, www.guidestar.com, Accessed 7/18/15) (March of Dimes Form 990, 2012) (United Way Website, http://www.unitedway.org/pages/contact-us/#12, Accessed 8/2/13) (Tides Foundation Reproductive Justice Fund, http://www.tides.org/fileadmin/user/pdf/final_RJ_brochure.pdf, Accessed 12/5/13) (UNICEF USA Website, http://www.unicefusa.org, Accessed 2/26/14) (International Guidelines On HIV/AIDS And Human Rights, http://data.unaids.org, Page 35, 2006) (The Salvation Army Website, http://www1.salvationarmy.org/, Accessed 1/18/14)
Staples has remained neutral on the issue of education.