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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability - Overview

84% of Chief Executives believe that business should lead efforts to define and deliver sustainable development goals..1 Drivers behind sustainability include:

  • Increasing costs of resources
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk mitigation
  • Better reputation/brand management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Carbon Footprint Initiatives

Most organizations now recognize that sustainability is good for their bottom line, empowers their people, and is better for the environment.

Good for Environment, Good for Economy, Good for People

Environmental sustainability best practices from an operations perspective can include facilities, such as reducing office space and real estate, resource management, using materials with the least environmental impact and recycling, e.g. reducing size and use of alternative packaging, employees’ travel and leveraging telecommuting, and of course energy efficiency.

According to a survey conducted by KPMG, 60% of companies surveyed say they have a strategy for sustainability – to primarily  focus on resource and energy efficiency. In most organizations, Information Technology (IT) is one of the largest consumers of energy, and within IT, printing typically consumes the most energy and resources2. Using less power to do the same job—or even doing the job better through process re-engineering— can mean positive economic,  social, and environmental gains.

Did you know that the best example of MDS payoff is the
direct reduction of energy consumed or purchased?

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