Xerox And DWPs Printer Ink Project Wins Honour At The Green IT Awards

2011-06-22 08:31:25

Published on 2011-06-22 08:31:25

Printer ink firm Xerox and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has won the Public Sector Project of the Year for 2011.

The honour was given to the two firms at the Green IT Awards following an initiative to make the DWP's printer efficiency more sustainable.

During the project Xerox replaced over 30,000 single-function printer ink devices with less than 8,200 multi-function products that could print, copy, fax and scan all from one place.

This initiative has helped the DWP cut its electricity consumption by 63 per cent in just over one year.

Julie Hesselgrove, director and general manager in global document outsourcing at Xerox, said: "Part of this initiative has involved introducing a sustainable print service through which Xerox has streamlined the department’s print environment, provided cost-savings and met sustainability objectives, so DWP can continue to focus on transforming its services for UK citizens."

Recently, Xerox announced it would help BT to cut the printing and office costs at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a five-year deal.

Posted by Jamie Foster

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