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4 Ways to Reduce Carbon Emissions in your Business

22 Sep,2021

In the corporate world, keeping pace with new technologies, managing limited resources, and ensuring staff productivity can be tough. Another challenge is the contribution of carbon emissions, all of which are having a devastating impact on the environment. This makes finding more sustainable strategies crucial.

Below are four ways businesses can reduce their carbon emissions while also enhancing their productivity and energy-efficiency in the workplace. 

1. Upgrade to energy-efficient technology

With advancements in technology, there's a wide range of energy-efficient products available in the market. Choosing energy-efficient substitutes for domestic appliances and office equipment can greatly lower carbon emissions. By replacing inefficient devices with more energy-efficient ones, corporate institutions can lower their carbon footprint.

2.Waste management and recycling

Effective waste management is crucial for reducing carbon emissions in the office. Businesses generate a significant amount of waste, including paper, plastic, and electronic materials.  

Thorough recycling and waste management programmes can mitigate these adverse environmental effects. This means sorting different waste materials, recycling items when it makes sense, and putting innovative waste reduction techniques into practice, such as composting organic waste and reusable office equipment.

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3. Sustainability and environmental projects

Businesses can reduce their carbon footprint through sustainability and environmental projects. If your organisation isn’t already prioritising more environmental and sustainable measures, below are perfect examples to consider adapting:

  • Campus green initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Environmental programs
  • Waste reduction campaigns 

4. Energy-efficient printers and copiers

When considering measures to reduce carbon emissions, business and offices should prioritise the adoption of energy-efficient printers and copiers. Epson's heat-free technology stands out as an exemplary solution, consuming a remarkable 94% less energy than traditional laser printers*, while also minimising usage. This makes it an ideal choice for corporate organisations aiming to curb their carbon footprint. 

In contrast to laser printers, Epson's business inkjet printers operate with lower power consumption since they do not require a fuser unit for heating, thus significantly reducing energy usage. 

Additionally, Epson inkjet printers and copiers necessitate fewer part replacements than their laser counterparts, thereby alleviating the environmental strain associated with manufacturing and recycling additional resources. 

At Amplifon (National Hearing Care, Bay Audiology and Dilworth Hearing), Epson technology has been significantly relevant. They had two major challenges when it came to their printing requirements – the business environment of their hearing centres, and their commitment to their clients. To ensure they’re able to provide clients local and easy access to their professional services they needed multiple centres nationally, many located conveniently in shopping centres or close to community hubs. 

The challenge for each and every location was that the printer is a business-critical part of their operation, without it invoices, or reports and recommendations, couldn’t be printed. At the same time the printer needed to have minimal interventions so Amplifon’s healthcare professionals could keep to their promise, and provide exceptional customer service. The print solution is a fundamental part of how efficiently they run their business. 

Epson excelled on both counts, their high-yield ink consumables providing Amplifon the low cost per page (and value for money) they were looking for, and just as importantly minimal interruptions for staff. The page yield of the ink, compared to the anticipated print volumes, meant their staff didn’t have to change any ink cartridges for a three year period. This meant their healthcare professionals could spend more time attending to clients, rather than ordering, stocking, replacing and managing consumable replacements.

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Reducing carbon emissions in a business setting is important for maintaining sustainability. By implementing efficient technology, waste management and recycling, employing environmental projects and investigating new products like Epson inkjet printers and copiers, corporate institutions can lower their carbon footprint and increase overall productivity. 

Click here to learn more about how Epson’s WorkForce inkjet printers printer can assist your organisation in creating a more sustainable work environment. 

*Epson's WF-C579R model is 97.0% more energy-efficient than 44 competitive models in the 21 to 35ppm A4 Colour MFP segment as at 1 Feb 2024 (comparing energy used while printing data). 

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