Learn by Example: More Great, Green Case Studies We’ve provided summariesof three green partnerships between MPS vendors and end users.
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
101 different printer models scattered throughout 3M offices
Some offices had almost as many printers as people
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.
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
Stock of consumables spread across all of the company’s departments, making it particularly difficult to manage printing costs
Issues relating to the security of printouts and scrap paper
The number of printers and MFPs was reduced by 80 percent, from 400 to 90 at three sites at Rueil-Malmaison.
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
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
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
A fleet of stand-alone printers was proving expensive to run and provided little control over usage