TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Memos, reports, invoices, forms, presentations
and instructions are the trademark of a busy office - and signal the vital
role paper plays in it every day. Yet Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) studies
show that office workers throw away 45 percent of documents within 24 hours of
How can you stay productive while using resources wisely?
Paper is a renewable resource. If you think before you print and choose
the paper that's right for the job, you can reduce the environmental footprint
of your office. As one of the world's largest suppliers of papers for office
printers and copiers, Xerox is sharing five simple tips for smart paper use.
- Use both sides of the paper. It's called "duplex printing" and it is
the single best way to reduce paper use. So choose copiers, digital
printers and multifunction devices that can print on both sides of the
paper. Add duplex as your "default" mode.
- Go digital. Save on postage by sending electronic files and let your
recipient decide whether to print them. Replace paper files with
electronic ones using the scan-to-file option on multifunction
- Be selective. Print what you need when you need it. For example, print
only the portion of the report you need, not every page. Preview your
print to avoid printing pages with boilerplate. Print on demand. Don't
stockpile forms, letterhead, or instructions that will go out of date.
- Reach for the right paper. A number of options promote sound
environmental practices. For instance, Xerox High Yield Business Paper
is produced using half the number of trees of conventional paper.
Print on papers certified through global organizations, such as the
Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for the Endorsement of
Forest Certification, both of which have strict international
standards for sustainable forestry. Or use paper with recycled
- Recycle. Collect used paper so the fiber can be used again. Recycling
the fiber saves trees, reduces energy and water use, requires fewer
chemicals, and keeps paper out of landfills.
"It may be a surprise that Xerox is concerned about excessive paper use.
After all, we're in the business of putting marks on pages," said Wim Appelo,
president, Xerox Strategic Services, which manages Xerox's paper business as
well as its company-wide environmental programs.
"But, the hallmark of our business has always been operating in an
environmentally responsible way. That means holding our suppliers to tough
standards on how they make paper, improving forest management and protecting
endangered forests. As important, through Xerox innovation we help our
customers minimize their impact on the environment while meeting their
Xerox applies stringent requirements on all its paper suppliers and is
working with The Nature Conservancy to identify and promote best practices
that will enable environmental scientists, forest managers and paper suppliers
to work cooperatively toward sustainable forest management. Long an evangelist
for greener operations, Xerox believes that environmental sustainability isn't
a cost of doing business, but a way of doing business that benefits
shareholders, customers, employees and the world in which we work and live.
For more information about Xerox Corporation's environmental leadership
activities and for a copy of the Xerox Global Citizenship Report, please visit
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