ODP (Office Depot)
ODP, the owner of Office Depot, Officemax, and other office supply retailers, has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs. In one instance, an employee tried to stop a customer from printing anti-abortion fliers, but management intervened and apologized. The company did pause advertising on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show in 2018 due to controversy surrounding the Parkland shooting. ODP supports the Equality Act. However, ODP has not given corporate dollars to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, and the company protects customers and employees from viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, ODP receives a "Lower Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
In 2015, an Office Depot employee refused to print a suburban Illinois woman’s anti-abortion fliers, claiming that the fliers violated company policy (1). However, ODP corporate quickly apologized and allowed the woman to print the fliers (2). ODP and its subsidiaries have not had further incidents of disallowing business relationships for political or religious purposes. Office Depot received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (3). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
ODP protects employees from religious and viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
ODP does not operate a PAC.
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
March 24, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer