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Sustainability

Reduce your impact on the environment and improve your bottom line.

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Lexmark provides sustainable solutions throughout the entire product lifecycle—from sustainable design to efficient use to responsible recycling. Watch now. 

As a sustainably conscious company, you want to: 

  • Minimise your impact on the environment
  • Work with environmentally focused partners
  • Communicate your sustainability focus to the marketplace
  • Reduce waste, recycle and increase efficiency

Lexmark can help you do it all.

If you’re ready to talk more about how Lexmark can help you reach your sustainability goals, contact us now.

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Read our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report or visit our CSR website (in English).

When it comes to sustainability, print is often a missed opportunity.

Lexmark devices are produced using materials derived from sustainable sources and designed to have minimal impact on the environment throughout the print lifecycle. 

Reduce your impact on the environment and improve your bottom line. 

You can minimise costs by keeping devices in use longer and save on supplies through our digitally informed supply chain operations. Our print system was designed with long-life imaging components to save resources, reduce waste and require less maintenance, saving you money over the life of each device.

Your sustainability partner

We have a long history of responsible, sustainable practices and the awards and certifications to back up our efforts.

Our leading MPS offering is integrated with environmentally conscious programmes, and our deep industry expertise enables us to provide solutions that drive sustainability. We can also help you navigate industry-specific pressures and environmental best practices.

We can help you improve both your business and reduce environmental impact with:

  • Sustainable design
  • Efficient use
  • Responsible reuse and recycling

Take a closer look at the Lexmark sustainability story.

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Helping you achieve sustainability—from start to finish

4 devices in a row

We offer the highest number of printer models with significant PCR content in the industry—currently four times more than our nearest competitor.

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Sustainable design

Lexmark products are designed to have minimal effects on the environment throughout the entire life, including manufacturing and distribution.

Our sustainable design features include:

  • Sturdy, industrial metal frames
  • Considerate material selection
  • Incorporated, reclaimed post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic
  • Onboard sensors to assess toner levels and service needs
  • Long-life imaging system components, including high-yield Unison™ toner cartridges
  • Supplies designed for reuse and recycling
  • Extra memory, multi-core processing power
  • Security upgrades
  • Advanced energy-efficiency features and toner conservation capabilities

The thoughtful way we engineer our products, services and solutions means not only do our devices last longer, but you have fewer deliveries to your location and less interventions on the device, saving energy, money and fuel consumption—all good news for the environment.

The Lexmark product lifecycle supports the circular economy

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product life cycle design phase

​Design
Materials selection
Long-life components
Energy-efficient designs

manufacturing phase of the product life cycle

​​Manufacturing
Common components
Recycled content, including closed-loop PCR

distribution phase of the product life cycle

​​Distribution
Compact design
Efficient packaging designs
Regional manufacturing

use phase of the product life cycle

​​Use
Automatic duplex
Energy-saving modes
High-yield cartridges
Proactive printer maintenance

end-of-life phase of the product life cycle

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Easy-to-use collection programmes for reuse and recycling
In-house remanufacture and recycling
Materials for next generation products

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At Lexmark, we’ve leveraged our own Cloud Print Management to eliminate more than 100 on-premises print servers.

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Efficient use

Intentional engineering is where sustainability begins, but it continues with our services, solutions and programmes that reduce paper consumption, promote efficient use and support your sustainability efforts throughout the life of the device.

Through Lexmark, you can leverage:

Responsible reuse and recycling

As part of our focus on the circular economy, we offer sustainable services and programmes for recycling supplies and equipment.


ISRI award

2020 Design for Recycling® Award
This annual award recognizes manufacturers who have actively incorporated Design for Recycling® principles into their products and manufacturing processes.


Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme (LCCP), which makes it free and easy to return toner cartridges to our recycling centres.

 Lexmark Equipment Collection Programme (LECP), our internal recycling processes for electronic waste, including printers that have reached the end of usable life.

Not only do these efforts promote innovation and economic growth, but they help you print sustainably without compromising on quality.

CX331 CX series Right Environmental Changing cartridge

In the past 14 years, Lexmark has been able to incorporate more than 59 million pounds of recycled materials into the production of laser cartridges.

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