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Green Audit

Sustainability as a key goal

As part the Green Audit Process, Konica Minolta aims to reduce customer print fleets and volumes by installing improved efficiency devices, to reduce the environmental impact of customers’ document production, with the consequent benefit of reducing operating costs.

Customers are able to utilise the successful Green Audit Process from Konica Minolta to calculate the amount of energy, paper and toner used by their devices. From this information, customers are able to determine the amount of carbon dioxide generated and work towards a strategic plan of reductions.

Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services (OPS) follow the strategy of sustainability. That means Konica Minolta does not only improve the efficiency of the printing and copying environment but also reduces its environmental impact. The green OPS concept includes three phases:

Consult: Konica Minolta’s experts analyse and evaluate the current situation.

Implement: Our consultants suggest and install sustainable and energy efficient systems.

Manage: Konica Minolta supports the company in operating the hardware in an environmentally friendly way.

Konica Minolta always strives to be an understanding partner for its customers. Therefore we offer technologies and services with a focus on sustainable, efficient working environments.


Consult

The green OPS concept starts with an extensive analysis of the current situation. It integrates environmental targets into the optimisation proposal and calculates the power consumption of the actual fleet, based on available data, evaluating savings and environmental gains.

From this data, Konica Minolta understands the baseline TCO (total costs of ownership) and carbon footprint, including energy consumption, paper consumption and total CO2 emissions.

Implement

Based on the OPS optimisation proposal, a tailored fleet will be implemented at customer-side. Konica Minolta printers, MFPs and software offer eco-friendly features to protect the environment.

For Konica Minolta the whole product life cycle is in focus in order to minimise the environmental footprint of the products.

Examples in this field are:

  • energy-saving product-design
  • compact and lightweight construction
  • improvement of distribution routes and systems to reduce CO2 emissions
  • software and applications that provide various saving opportunities
  • With the implementation of Konica Minolta devices, our customers benefits from many green technologies such as Simitri HD Toner with biomass, low Energy Star TEC value or induction heating (IH) fusing technology.

Manage

After the implementation phase our customers are not left alone - the goal of the green OPS concept is to guarantee a trouble-free infrastructure and to adapt it constantly to the customer’s requirements. The issue of how the implemented hardware is utilised during the average day at the office is an essential factor - Konica Minolta’s systems have many green functionality such as:

  • Duplex printing and copying
  • N-up printing and copying
  • Proof & Print
  • My Tab
  • XPS Print preview

In the process of OPS, Konica Minolta offers customised trainings held by experts who present and explain green setting options for the new devices. Our innovations depend on future-oriented research and development as well as on permanent improvements.

A good example for our future technologies is the sustainable plastic component in our latest devices.

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