MPS Promotes Environment Responsibility
The move toward greener business practices is a major motivator for many organizations, and migrating to MPS to save paper and reduce carbon emissions is an important part of their environmental commitment.
Ninety percent of manufactured paper is made from trees that are not sustainably harvested. In fact, the United States is the biggest consumer of paper, using 30 percent the world’s paper products although we have less than 5 percent of the world’s population.
And it takes more than trees to make paper. In fact, it takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a single sheet of paper. Even recycling paper requires energy and bleaching agents that have a negative environmental impact.
Being able to demonstrate a reduction in paper use and toxic consumables sends a positive message to stockholders and customers and is generally good for business.
Companies under Pressure to Go Green Organizations are painfully cognizant of their contribution to the world’s pollution including greenhouse gasses. Whether a company maintains manufacturing operations or merely consumes office paper and supplies, they understand they are contributing to the growing environmental crisis.
That’s why many organizations are seeking different ways to promote and publicize their green business practices. We have already touched on many of the cost incentives for reducing paper consumption. Other motivators for green business practices include tax credits from being able to demonstrate ways the companies saves paper, energy, and consumables.
A greener workplace is also a healthier workplace. Statistics from the Green Business Bureau show that promoting a greener work environment reduces employee sick days by as much as 20 percent.
Greener businesses that can demonstrate environmental responsibility reap marketing rewards as well. Not only can organizations tout their green corporate citizenship; greener businesses tend to attract better job candidates and more environmentally conscious customers.
Promoting a Sustainable Office More corporations are disclosing their Corporate Social Responsibility performance, offering metrics to demonstrate how they are reducing carbon emissions and using green business practices. Some of the ways they are proving environmental responsibility include:
1. Reducing paper consumption using MPS and paperless office strategies.
2. Printing double-sided documents whenever possible.
3. Buying greener paper, using recycled paper or paper from sustainable suppliers.
4. Printing green using environmentally friendly inks and materials. 5. Recycling ink and toner cartridges as well as paper. 6. Using Energy StarTM equipment to reduce energy consumption.
Companies are actively looking for ways to promote green practices within the office and deliver measurable savings in toxic waste and greenhouse gas generation. Creating a green office action plan that delivers measurable results can serve as an added incentive for adopting MPS.
Managed Print Services offer a winning combination for value- added resellers and their customers. The potential saving from implementing MPS are easy to demonstrate and will more than justify the cost of centralizing print services. And the environmental benefits are appealing to most customers as well. At the same time MPS can provide an ongoing revenue source for VARs, and a means to learn more about customers’ operations and how you can offer additional reseller services.
MPS is truly a win-win for both VARs and their customers. Contact Action Printer Repair today to learn more about MPS and how you can get started.