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  • 1. Learn by Example:
    More Great, Green
    Case Studies
    We’ve provided summariesof three green partnerships between MPS vendors and end users.
  • 2. Case Study: 3M
    Who:Founded in 1902, 3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. With worldwide sales of $23 billion in 2009, operations in more than 65 countries and almost 75,000 employees, 3M is one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
    The challenge:
    • No centralized control of printing or copying
    • 3. 101 different printer models scattered throughout 3M offices
    • 4. Some offices had almost as many printers as people
    • 5. Little idea of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    Partner: HP
    For decades, 3M Company has built its reputation as both an innovator and one of America’s best-run companies. But it was overpaying for output services –printing, copying and faxing –and often did not meet the needs of the user community. Partnering with HP through a managed print services agreement has changed all that.
  • 6. Case Study: 3M
    The Solution:
    • Launching a centralized, managed print services
    • 7. Consolidate with energy-efficient HP MFPs and laser printers
    • 8. Streamline printer fleet management
    • 9. Reduce device count by some 47 percent globally
    • 10. Network-level duplex settings
    • 11. Centralized management using HP Web Jetadmin software facilitates automated supply ordering
  • Case Study: 3M
    The Results:
    • More than $3 million in savings in first two years
    • 12. Per page costs reduced by up to 90 percent
    • 13. Flexibility to continue deployment as 3M grows, changes
    • 14. Reduced energy consumption by an estimated 79.9 percent, saving more than $1.2 million in energy cost
    • 15. 8,240 metric tons reduction of CO2 emission from energy and paper reductions, equivalent to taking 978 cars off the road for one year
    • 16. Estimated 353 million fewer pages printed
    • 17. Over a 12-month period recycling efforts diverted more than 17,000 print cartridges away from landfill
  • Case Study: Degrémont
    Who:Degrémont is a division of the SUEZ ENVIRONMENT with a presence in more than 70 countries, 10,000 facilities worldwide and revenues of €1,014 million. Its teams design, build and commission facilities for drinking water production, desalination, wastewater and sludge treatment for local authorities and industries. One billion people are served by Degrémont facilities worldwide.
    Partner: Lexmark, Intl
    The challenge:
    • A lack of standard printing equipment, which consisted of some 50 self-service A4 and A3 devices and more than 400 printers and MFPs of various brands
    • 18. Stock of consumables spread across all of the company’s departments, making it particularly difficult to manage printing costs
    • 19. Issues relating to the security of printouts and scrap paper
    • 20. Varying needs across several department
  • Case Study:Degrémont
    The Solution:
    • Use of less product codes
    • 21. Better quality of color printouts
    • 22. Implementation of innovative badge-based printing solution
    • 23. Ability to print every type of document
  • Case Study: Degrémont
    The Results:
    • The number of printers and MFPs was reduced by 80 percent, from 400 to 90 at three sites at Rueil-Malmaison.
    • 24. There is now one device for 11 people instead of one device for 2 people
    The objective of reducing the number of pages by 20% over 4 years was achieved in just six months
    • 1.74 million less pages printed in the period of one year, a savings of 8,700 kilos of paper
    • 25. Use of consumables reduced and should go from an annual consumption of 1,600 toner cartridges to 500 cartridges—estimated to reach almost 70 percent
    • 26. Number of pages printed has been reduced by more than 70 percent
  • Case Study: AzkoNobel
    Who:AkzoNobelis the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. They are located in more than 80 countries, with 55,000 employees around the world.
    The challenge:
    • Print and reprographics infrastructure had grown organically
    Partner: Ricoh
    • A fleet of stand-alone printers was proving expensive to run and provided little control over usage
    • 27. Print volumes were growing
    • 28. Carbon emissions too were higher than necessary
  • Case Study: AzkoNobel
    The Solution:
    • Advanced color-capable MFPswere installed throughout the company’s offices
    • 29. A uniform print platform made it easy for employees to familiarize themselves with the new equipment and helped reduce the need for IT support
    • 30. The print environment is controlled using Ricoh Output Management and Security Software
    • 31. The software monitors usage and provides the means to impose intelligent print rules such as double-sided printing
  • Case Study: AzkoNobel
    The Results:
    • Ricoh green-office solution
    • 32. Environmental print audit
    • 33. Significant and sustainable reduction in carbon footprint
    • 34. Managed print environment
    15 percent less paper consumed
    • Energy efficient MFPs