It’s great to see HP’s Imaging and Printing Group continue to make the public aware of our environmental programs. Few companies can match HP’s legacy of responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. It’s in our DNA to be an asset to the communities in which we live and work, and I’m proud of that heritage. The adage, “do well and do good” rings true. Smart companies realize that what’s good for the environment is also good for business.
It’s important for HP to show the positive steps we’re taking as a company to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s equally critical to proactively help our customers cope with their environmental footprint and improve their environmental responsibility. When we step-up, speak-up and support important issues, whether it’s global climate change or disaster relief, it increases awareness and encourages people – from individual consumers to executives in large companies – to pay attention and do whatever they can to make a difference.
Our enterprise customers are definitely paying attention and are inspired to make dramatic changes. Environmental innovation isn’t just the purview of a company’s corporate social responsibility department. It is happening throughout the organizations we do business with – at every level, including the CIO, facilities, procurement and business process owners. That’s why more than 80% of the requests for proposals (RFPs) we’re seeing for Managed Print Services include environmental impact as part of their vendor selection process.
I’m sure we’ll continue to see this number grow – and we’ll be there every step of the way. Our approach to environmental sustainability is about helping enterprise customers drive cost savings through efficiencies and securing competitive advantage. Our solutions range from helping customers with energy and resources savings to digitally green alternatives, to reuse and recycling.
Most of my fellow bloggers in HP are also writing about today’s announcement. You can get all the news of the day in our press release. Instead of repeating here what you can read there, I’ll focus on one aspect of the news that I think is exciting and cutting-edge for our enterprise customers: The HP Eco Printing Assessment.
We’ve been using the Eco Printing Assessment with several large customers over the last few months to help customers assess their energy consumption, paper usage and carbon emissions in addition to recommended ways to use less energy, recycle more and reduce the impact of imaging and printing. In using this assessment service, as well as a host of existing tools like Instant-on Technology, duplexing, Universal Print Driver, Web Jetadmin, and pull printing solutions, these customers see at least a 30% reduction in their carbon footprint.
The Eco Printing Assessment begins by taking a representative sample of a customer’s printing environment. HP uses the current printing infrastructure as a benchmark to capture the environmental impact of th...HP then recommends best practices and identifies a roadmap of recommended changes, helping customers reduce costs, save resources and deliver results that are good for business. For more information, click here.
Also, if you have a little more time, please check out these case studies from some of our enterprise customers who are working with HP to make a difference.
We’re all in this together. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead.
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