Lexmark International, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced an exclusive partnership in the UK with its channel partner, Dalton Ellis to create the sustainable Carbon Neutral Programme. Combining technology with environmentally friendly processes, the programme encourages sustainability by providing end-users with a package that consists of recycled woodland trust paper, a Lexmark printer/multifunctional device and access to Lexmark’s Cartridge Collection Programme (LCCP).
With climate change high on the agenda for governments and businesses alike, studies conducted by scientific bodies advise that to avoid a temperature rise of more than 2 degrees by 2050 we must reduce our carbon emissions by 80% in that same period.
The Carbon Neutral Programme consists of three crucial elements; recycled paper, a Lexmark printer/multifunction device and access to the LCCP programme which incorporates collection, recycling and remanufacturing of all toner cartridges providing 100% landfill avoidance. Additionally with each purchase of the programme, a donation is made to The Woodland Trust conservation charity. The entire Carbon Neutral Programme, from start to finish offsets carbon emissions, making the initiative completely sustainable.
Dalton Ellis supplements these services with additional environmentally friendly practices including its implementation of ‘Pull Printing’, which not only increase print efficiencies within companies but also improves the green effect, reducing paper output by an average of 20%.
As a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Lexmark is continually looking to make environmentally conscious decisions throughout its business. Sustainability and environmental impact continue to increase in importance with UK businesses and it was that client focus that led to the inception of the Carbon Neutral Programme with Dalton Ellis. The programme was born from a desire to help end-users make decisions that have a positive impact on the planet.
LCCP is a service that offers free cartridge collection and a recycling and reuse process for all ink cartridges. Supported by the LCCP app available on IOS and Android, customers can, once registered, use the app to order additional cartridge recycling containers or request a free collection.
“At Lexmark, we’re always working to empower businesses to not only save money but become sustainable at the same time, and the Carbon Neutral Programme that we’ve created in conjunction with Dalton Ellis, is living proof of this,” said, Chris Law, supplies director, Lexmark. “Our goal is simple, we want to continuously provide our customers with innovative, high-quality products and services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. From start to finish, the Carbon Neutral Programme, provides customers with an easy option to do their part in helping the environment.”
“We created the Carbon Neutral Programme specifically with our customers in mind,” stated Nick Munton, managing director, Dalton Ellis. “We’ve worked to create this initiative exclusively in partnership with Lexmark, who through established initiatives such as LCCP recognise the importance of having a first-rate CSR scheme in place. Not only are we offsetting the output of carbon into the environment through the Carbon Neutral Programme, we’re also saving our customers time and money.”
Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) creates enterprise software, hardware and services that remove the inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes, connecting people to the information they need at the moment they need it. Open the possibilities at www.lexmark.co.uk.
About Dalton Ellis
Dalton Ellis are the solutions division of D&E Office Solutions Limited who were founded in 1978 in Southampton, focusing originally upon the provision of office supplies. The solutions provided have expanded to the point where they now include print hardware, in the form of printers – single function, multi-function, wide format and 3D – and also, office design and furniture with a particular emphasis upon the implementation of environmentally conscious, solutions led, designs. http://www.daltonellis.co.uk/