“I have found from my experience in supporting Managed Print Services that
organisations are more than ever aware of the environmental impact of their actions. Adopting green print strategiesis important to all stakeholders because of the current climate...”
There is an ever-increasing awareness surrounding the environment which is leading to a global shift in the way organisations operate. 80% of our world’s forest
is already destroyed¹ and the global carbon emissions have risen by 60% in just over 20 years.
With this hot topic being discussed amongst employees, suppliers and customers, it is becoming higher priority for organisations to form strategic decisions and improve their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
An effective method to work towards positive sustainability is through adopting a green printing strategy. This White Paper discusses the necessity of Green Printing and potential practices to put in place.
No matter what size an organisation is, there is always an opportunity to improve the business’ eco-friendly position by intrdocuing green printing practices. Not only does this way of working improve an organisations sustainability, it also is a means to attract new customers and set themselves apart from the competition.
Adopting green printing strategies were typically seen as a big expense3 for organisations, however they have the opposite effect and in fact can reduce costs significantly.
Reliance on Printing
In organisations, it is neccessary to print interal documents for employees as well as marketing material external use. This reliance, combined with consumer demand and expectations of sustainable practices, brings the question, what can be done? A global study of 20,000 participants found that 61% of people believe sustainability is mandatory for businesses.
70% of waste in offices is made up of paper
61% of people believe sustainability is mandatory for businesses