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It’s Not Easy Being Green
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It’s Not Easy Being Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green
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It’s Not Easy Being Green

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With more and more businesses now trying to tout sustainability messaging, Green is the new “Black.” It seems that every company has a Green message these days but how do you translate that message to …

With more and more businesses now trying to tout sustainability messaging, Green is the new “Black.” It seems that every company has a Green message these days but how do you translate that message to saving green. 

Most companies want to go Green but do not possess the resources to develop an environmental action plan. To help, BMI+ImageNet has put together this checklist in order to assess a company’s Greenability.

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  • 1. It’s Not Easy Being Green
    BMI+ImageNet’sGreenability Questionnaire
  • 2. With more and more businesses now trying to tout sustainability messaging, Green is the new “Black.” It seems that every company has a Green message these days but how do you translate that message to saving green? 
  • 3. As Kermit so wisely put it, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”  Most companies want to go Green but do not possess the resources to develop an environmental action plan.
    To help, BMI+ImageNet has put together this checklist in order to assess a company’s Greenability.
  • 4. What we ask every company:
    • What are your per-page print costs, including supplies and support?
    • 5. What are your imaging-related energy costs?
    • 6. What is the carbon footprint of your company’s imaging fleet?
  • To answer those, however, our “Green Assessment” specialists must address many other questions:
    • Are individual printers common on desktops?
    • 7. Are many different makes and models in use throughout the enterprise?
    • 8. Are different devices used for printing, faxing, copying, and scanning?
    • 9. Are many devices outdated, i.e., more than five years old?
    • 10. Are documents typically printed on only one side of a sheet of paper?
    • 11. Do people tend to print documents, then retrieve them later, or never at all?
    • 12. Do devices remain on at nights and on weekends?
    • 13. Do you manage device settings individually for each device?
    • 14. Are recycling of paper, print cartridges, and old equipment consistently managed?
    • 15. Are devices unmanaged, preventing you from tracking physical location and determining usage and who has access?
  • If you answer yes to one or more of those questions, consider each a potential area to focus your efforts.  While these actions may have limited individual impact, collectively they represent a broad opportunity to reduce the environmental impacts of printing and imaging. 
  • 16. Creating an environmental action plan to identify your opportunities and challenges requires an audit of your company’s current environment.  Key questions to ask include:
    • What individual (desktop) and shared printers, copiers, scanners, fax, and multifunction devices are in use?
    • 17. What are the device details:  make, model, and purchase date, as well as capabilities, service record, and energy-efficiency certifications?
    • 18. Where does each device sit and who has access?
    • 19. What is the ratio of users to devices?
    • 20. Which devices are networked?
    • 21. Which devices meet eco-label qualification, such as ENERGY STAR?
    • 22. Which devices are duplex-enabled? 
  • It is also critical to assess printing behaviors and the decisions that drive them:
    • Where do people print, copy, scan, and fax?
    • 23. How many sheets of paper do employees use each year?
    • 24. What is the ratio of black and white printing to color?
    • 25. Do you expect an increased need for color printing?
    • 26. What is the ratio of single-sided to two-sided (duplex) printing?
    • 27. Do you enable duplex printing on a large scale?
    • 28. Can you establish printer settings at the network level?
    • 29. Do you use power management tools and software?
    • 30. Do you employ remote monitoring of devices across your network?
    • 31. How are print cartridges, paper, and hardware disposed of at end of use?
    • 32. Are lost or forgotten print jobs common?
  • You should determine how your company purchases printing and imaging related equipment and supplies:
    • Does your company have preferred vendors for printing and imaging equipment?
    • 33. Does procurement factor in total cost of ownership (such as energy cost), helpful in comparing the full impact of different devices?
    • 34. Do you have opportunities or incentives to incorporate environmental factors into purchasing decisions?
    • 35. Does your company buy post-consumer recycled paper from a certified supplier?
  • Understand how employees perceive and use printing and imaging:
    • Is convenience key?  Reliability?  Color?
    • 36. Do people print and retrieve jobs right away?
    • 37. Do people demonstrate concern about the environmental impact of printing?
    • 38. Do you have widespread paper and print cartridge recycling efforts?
  • Determine the broader context for your plan:
    • Is your action plan supporting a large cost-cutting or environmental strategy?
    • 39. How are goals stated—dollars, hours, energy uses, carbon footprint?
    • 40. How are your company Greening products and services? Supply Chain? Operations?
    • 41. Does your company produce an annual environmental report?
  • Overwhelmed?
    BMI+ImageNet will assess the current work environment, find the inefficiencies, refresh the old technology, keep what is working, and implement a Green plan for reducing waste and recycling.  In the end, you will receive just one monthly bill that is lower than your current total print cost.  Click hereto calculate your savings and environmental impact.
  • 42. Contact us today!
    405.232.1264
    Visit our website at www.bmi-imagenet.com

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