Inkjet printers could save Europe up to €176 million and over 333,000 metric tonnes of CO2 over four years, new data confirms

Posted on Aug 7 2018 - 3:00pm by Editorial Content
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In the UK, these savings add up to 32,802,059euros worth of energy bills and up to 75,663,436kgs of CO2 over four years1

Companies could save up to €176 million on their energy bill and 333,041 metric tons of CO2 emissions in Europe as a result of choosing Epson inkjet printing technology over laser printers2. This new data is presented in Epson’s first European Sustainability Report, The Green Choice, now available in English, which reinforces Epson’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment and highlights its achievements with its focus on people, planet and process

The report highlights that in the UK, companies could save up to €32,802,059 on their energy bill and 75,663,436kg of CO2 by using business inkjet technology over four years – that is a CO2 saving equivalent to the amount produced by an average UK car driving around the world 15,720 times!3

These environmental and financial benefits for the UK, independently verified by TÜV Rheinland, were derived from the total business inkjet units sold in 2016 and 2017 and the anticipated savings of the printers over four years. The CO2 emission factor of the energy mix in the UK was also considered. These savings support the EU’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent4 and Epson’s goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 90 per cent across all its products and services by 2050.

These gains are due to the advances made in inkjet technology, which uses up to 96 per cent less energy, produces up to 92 per cent less CO2, and achieves up to 99 per cent less waste than laser technology5.

“We are dedicated to offering businesses across Europe a clear ‘green choice’ in the products they use, “said Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, President of Epson Europe. “I hear from customers everyday about their need for technology that is better for the environment, cost effective and efficient. This is what Epson has delivered, and the achievement, alongside the cumulative gains, lies with our business customers who have made the choice to switch from laser to inkjet technology.”

Epson’s European Sustainability Report, entitled The Green Choice, lays out its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) across all areas of its operations in Europe. It highlights the advances made in energy, water and CO2 savings across Epson’s European organisation; its commitment throughout its supply chain and manufacturing; and, its dedication to creating environmentally conscious products that allow businesses to reduce their environmental footprints.

“It fills me with pride to introduce The Green Choice report, which demonstrates Epson’s commitment to sustainability in everything we do,” said Henning Ohlsson, CSR Director of Epson Europe. “There is a lot more to be done but in recognising the achievements made so far, I hope it motivates us to be more mindful of the contributions we make and how even small changes can inform a better future.”

The Green Choice report will be published annually to account for the ongoing achievements and progress made.

“We are very mindful of our role as a leading technology provider in the future. By aligning our targets with wider goals that have been established, such as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we believe we can continue to be an indispensable company for society,” states Mr. Ohlsson.

More information can be found in The Green Choice report, which can be downloaded here on Epson’s website:

www.epson.co.uk/vision-andstrategy#green-choice

1 Calculations are based on in market average electricity price (2017) and CO2 emission factors (2016).
2 European figures derived from the total business inkjet units sold in both 2016 and 2017 and the anticipated savings of the printers over their average four-year lifespan.
3 Calculations are based on average CO2 emissions of new cars sold in 2016, ACEA, (http://www.acea.be/statistics/article/new-carco2-emissions) and the circumference of the earth 40,075km
4 https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2020_en
5 For more information visit: www.epson.eu/make-the-switch