6 Sustainable Tips for Reducing Corporate Carbon Emissions
In today’s world, sustainability has become part of our everyday lives. How does that apply to businesses? An increasing number of organizations are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint as both customers and employees demand a more sustainable way of doing business. Companies that fail to adapt will almost certainly face challenges in the future. No matter whether you’re a big, medium, or small business: reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be a priority for everyone.
We’ve put together an entire sustainability program to help both our business and yours reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s simple, of course. That way, everyone is more likely to participate. So, let us help you become the most sustainable you can with these tips for reducing corporate carbon emissions.
1. EVALUATE YOUR BUSINESS WITH ENCOMPASS ECOSMART
It all begins by looking within. We’ll come out and evaluate your current power usage, entire printer fleet, document management procedures and recycling efforts. Then we’ll show you how you can reduce your carbon footprint.
2. FOLLOW TOSHIBA’S GREENER MANUFACTURING GUIDELINES
Toshiba employs strict Green Procurement Guidelines. The guidelines are geared toward creating “Environmentally conscious products”. The entire process decreases the negative environmental impacts at each stage of the products life; selection of raw materials, manufacturing process, circulation, consumption, and end of life/recycling.
3. INVEST IN GREENER PRODUCTS
Most e-STUDIO Models’ Typical Electrical Consumption, or TEC value, is exceptionally low, equating to an environmentally friendly product with a low operating cost. Printing is duplex by default and includes an omit blank page function, while our Super-Sleep Mode uses only 1 watt of power.
4. REDUCE WASTEFUL PRINTING
Save money on printing costs while saving the environment. Eco-friendly print solutions and an energy management application allow you to manage printing across your entire fleet, improve print efficiency and optimize energy consumption.
5. REUSE AND RECYCLE
At Toshiba, we use advanced processing in order to keep certain materials separate for recycling purposes while eliminating the use of others altogether. Shipping crates and pallets are made with 100% recycled cardboard. Toner cartridges can be recycled with zero waste to landfill as part of Toshiba’s Ecosmart Toner Recycling Program. This allows for 100% recycling of Toshiba consumable supplies such as cartridges, drum units and toner bottles. Products that were once considered unusable are now being made into eLumber for the construction of park benches and other outdoor furniture and structures.
Together with several other manufacturers, Toshiba formed Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management to provide convenient ways to recycle consumer electronics goods.
In addition to that, we have partnered with SIMS Recycling Solutions, to offer customers a means to recycle any copier, printer, MFP, fax machine, computer, tablet and television. We realize that short-term productivity must support long-term sustainability, for our business as well as yours. Many of our products are RoHS Compliant and EPEAT Gold Registered in the global registry for greener electronics. Through the responsible collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the products we build, Toshiba is also WEEE compliant.
6. PARTICIPATE IN TOSHIBA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
We have partnered with PrintReleaf, where clients can offset the effects of their printing by having trees replanted in a reforestation project of their choice.
PrintReleaf measures paper consumption through technology integrations with popular Managed Print Services (MPS) print monitoring software applications and OEM databases which capture the required paper consumption data (meter data) to drive the PrintReleaf service.
PrintReleaf plants trees through a network of certified reforestation projects located around the world. Once trees are planted, PrintReleaf administers an 8-year audit process to track the progress and survivability of the trees.
Third party verification and reporting services are provided by a certifying body (CB) – SGS International – a leading international forestry auditor. The verification process is visible to the customer in PrintReleaf to provide transparency and certification. PrintReleaf provides a way for customers to actively participate in sustainable business practices and certifiably replace what they take from the world’s forests.
With these tips in mind let Toshiba show you how to help the environment and your bottom line.