Spring fever: Five ways to transform your office from cluttered to clean



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Spring is here, which means office
workers across Canada are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and clear
workplace clutter. Not only does the annual chore slim storage cupboards and
deep-clean desk drawers, it forces companies to rethink admin processes and
best practices that ultimately benefit the bottom line. Here are a few tips
from Canon Canada on how to clear the clutter, cut costs and keep your
company's carbon footprint in check:

    
    1. Think first, toss second: Look for opportunities to reuse and recycle.
       Most imaging solution providers offer return programs for used toner
       cartridges and old equipment.

    2. Curb consumption: Cut energy costs by consolidating your fax machine,
       scanner and printer into a single multifunction device. This cuts down
       on counter space real estate and device maintenance.

    3. Conserve resources: Schedule an annual tech tune-up as a part of your
       spring cleaning routine to keep equipment running smoothly. Regular
       service calls maximize product lifecycles, reduce down-time and
       minimize environmental impact in the long run.

    4. Scan and save: Reduce the need for filing cabinets by scanning old
       documents and archiving digital versions instead. Saving soft-copy
       files and storing backup disks improves organization, ensures
       reliability and lowers storage fees.

    5. Cleanse your corporate culture: Encourage lean-printing behaviour by
       tracking needless colour and excessive printing. Use up-to-date
       devices and implement company-wide printing policies to cut waste,
       streamline employee usage and benefit the environment.
    

    For more information on the latest office printing and imaging technology
please visit www.canon.ca.

    About Canon Canada Inc.

    Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,400 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast.
Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in
Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document
management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of
patents the company has secured throughout its history. For the 16th
consecutive year, Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.
    The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction
devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners,
image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders,
digital and analogue cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other
specialized industrial products.
    Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment.
The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various
environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported
leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and
the Canon Envirothon.

    For more information, visit www.canon.ca




For further information:

For further information: Michael Sznajdruk, On behalf of Canon Canada
Inc., (613) 688-1189, msznajdruk@highroad.com

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