Going green in the office is more than just a popular trend. For many companies, environmental responsibility is a serious undertaking, and they've discovered some other benefits along the way.
If you've had trouble getting green initiatives off the ground in your office, read on to find out that it's easier than you think, and the benefits are real.
Green Help from Your Printers
Unmanaged printers don't do much to help your bottom line, and they can be tough on the environment, too. Fortunately, a few corrections to how they're being used can be your company's first step toward greener office practices and lower costs.
Here's how to make both goals a reality for your organisation:
1. Find out where you stand.
How many printers are currently being used throughout your company? Do you own printers that are expensive to operate but add little value to your processes? How much do you pay to print your documents each month? Do you know how energy efficient your office printers are?
These and other questions can be answered through a Managed Print Services assessment. You'll find out how efficiently (or inefficiently) your fleet operates and how to make corrections. Many of these solutions will address waste for greener, leaner printers throughout your company. Reducing the number of printers in your fleet and/or replacing them with newer, more energy efficient devices will not only help the environment, it will also help your bottom line.
2. Address wasteful habits.
Does your staff have a green mindset? Employee habits can go a long way toward an environmentally-conscience workplace. Try these suggestions to begin making a difference:
- Start a recycling program, beginning with simple items like printer cartridges, paper, and water bottles. Inland Technology can help to recycle your cartridges, simply drop them into our Tamworth, Dubbo, Armidale or Moree offices.
- Reward employees who achieve milestones, such as printing fewer documents than anyone else. If you’re not currently tracking individual print output, we can help with that.
3. Try Document Management.
Encourage employees to utilise scanning capabilities on your multifunction printers. By directing data to document management systems instead of printing, your company will not only reduce paper consumption, it will also benefit from improved productivity, lower costs, and enhanced document security.
Ready to go green in your office? Get in touch with us at Inland Technology to find out how assessing your print fleet can help!