Green governance at Knox Grammar sees significant cost savings

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Knox Grammar is achieving significant environmental reductions and a predicted overall cost saving of 40 percent through the use of a print and document management solution.

Knox Grammar is achieving significant environmental reductions and a predicted overall cost saving of 40 percent through the use of Ricoh’s Managed Document Services (MDS) print and document management solution.
Software solutions, a fleet of 38 Ricoh multifunction devices, a Green Print Centre, formal quarterly reviews and the ongoing work of on-site Ricoh personnel are all part of Ricoh’s MDS governance process, which has achieved:

  • a reduction in cost and waste, including 30 percent saving in paper usage through an enforced print policy
  • improved document workflow with the introduction of greater printing flexibility
  • increased document security, and
  • reduced paper waste.

Rolled out in 12 days, the Ricoh MDS solution, including the establishment of a Green Print Centre to manage bulk printing, was designed to closely track and analyse document spending by allowing the enforcement of print policies across the entire school, reducing costs and waste.
Playing a key role in governance, the Ricoh MDS solution’s customised reporting and management software to track and analyse print volumes, document spending and administer print policies. Within a few months of adopting the solution, the school has gained a 30 percent saving in paper usage.
“We have been able to realise substantial and sustained improvements in efficiency and reductions in waste, which in turn has helped us reduce costs and improve our environmental performance,” Kerrie Howarth, personal assistant to the deputy headmaster for professional learning and compliance at Knox Grammar, comments.

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