Looking for a Sustainable Print Management Solution? Let TBS partner with your organization or institution to minimize your environmental impact by acquiring the data on who is printing what, when, where, and why. Let TBS show you how to implement a data-driven print strategy. Below is a great article that summarizes what a print management solution can do for your organization or institution.
How to Cut Costs With a Sustainable Print Strategy
March 7, 2016
for Business 2 Community
From 2011 to 2013, the percentage of Standard and Poor’s 500 companies publishing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports rose from 20 percent to 72 percent. The message was clear: Disclosing information on sustainability performance is no longer just a way for business leaders to get ahead of the competition; it’s a requirement to avoid falling behind.
Investors today demand more than clean balance sheets and quality products. Today, the product is only as good as the production methods behind it; if it’s not sustainable, it might not fly. Cutting waste and improving efficiency are easier said than done, but one of the largest sources of waste in business is also one of the simplest to reduce: printing.
To manage print, you need to address employee habits
Business leaders spend 1 to 3 percent of their annual revenue on printing but often don’t realize it. When presented with their actual enterprise printing data, they quickly recognize the opportunity to create significant positive change.
To solve the printing problem, executive leadership must address the demand side of the equation: The solution to overprinting must begin with the people who choose to print.
Many business processes still require printed documents, but for the most part, office printing remains a habit of convenience. When people have access to printers, they print. And printing is far more expensive than most people realize.
It’s not as simple as separating employees from their personal printers, which are by far the most expensive types of printing device. Movement toward more sustainable printing habits requires an understanding of your organization’s current state as well as a comprehensive strategy to get you to your desired future state. To create lasting results, business leaders must be ready to change more than the layouts of their copy rooms.