Preserving the environment is everyone’s responsibility, from individuals to businesses. We have a duty to ensure we are acting in a way which doesn’t have a negative impact on our environment. Whilst many businesses are already doing the basics, such as recycling or turning lights off, there is more to be done. As such, it’s important to identify all areas that have an environmental impact and agree what changes can be made. Even small changes can make a big difference.
For many years offices often underestimated the impact their printing had on the environment, which is a huge concern considering the fact it is part of the day-to-day operations of most businesses. Printing has three main environmental concerns:
- Paper waste
- Ink and toner usage
- Energy consumption
Sustainability within the legal industry
Environmental credentials and sustainability is top of the agenda for many UK law firms. Many lawyers are attracted to working in law firms with altruistic motives and strong CSR credentials. Prospects and customers are also interested in knowing their law firms are acting in the most morally responsible way possible.
With the average lawyer printing out 100,000 pages per year, the printing habits of the legal industry is an area where almost every office can make a positive difference to its environmental impact.
Sustainable printing is now rapidly becoming an important practice for many offices, with most law firms now having sustainability initiatives in place. Sustainability not only reduces costs and improves the bottom line; it also enhances customer and supplier perception of companies. Today, many law firms are actively implementing eco-friendly print initiatives that drive reduced waste and consumption, ergo improving their environmental impact.
How an MPS can help
In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, law firms look for green alternatives or solutions to common business processes. Many businesses within the legal industry are turning to MPS to optimise the print infrastructure through device consolidation and streamlined print management. Not only does MPS deliver significant cost savings and productivity improvements, it also offers far-reaching environmental benefits.
MPS helps ease negative environmental impacts by reducing energy consumption through consolidating printing habits into one efficient solution. With the legal sector being reliant on documentation, paper waste can be reduced through responsible printing practices such as duplex, booklet and secure printing. Further to this, paper previously wasted by being “lost” is no longer an issue due to the secure nature of an MPS solution. A high percentage of waste from other consumables such as ink and toner is also reduced whilst an MPS also provides a more eco-friendly manufacturing process and a disposal of finished consumables, helping law firms reduce their carbon footprint.
How can we help?
DigitalTeam are specialists in creating strategies for print usage across organisations. We have extensive experience working with law firms to implement MPS solutions to help them achieve numerous goals. We will work closely with you to analyse your existing print strategy before providing a bespoke solution which will support your organisation’s sustainability goals, whilst also lowering costs and driving business efficiency.
We will manage your entire print infrastructure flawlessly, while you focus on the day-to-day running of your business. If you would like to make the move to an MPS, have an audit across your print activities or would just like to know more about what we do, contact our experts today.