This excerpt taken from the SPLS 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.
EthicsWe maintain ethical business practices by encouraging open and honest communication and providing associates with practical tools to make sound business decisions. We launched an extensive ethics training program in 2005. Our training identifies ethical dilemmas that associates might face, and provides information on the many ways associates can get help and report concerns. In doing this, we ensure that Staples associates act in the best interest of our shareholders and protect our brand reputation.