PrintIT Reseller - issue 58

01732 759725 4 BULLETIN Xerox releases 2018 global CSR report The 2018 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report details the impact of the company’s sustainability efforts across operations in 160 countries. Highlights from this year’s report include: 100% of newly launched eligible Xerox products satisfied the EPEAT and EPA ENERGY STAR eco-labels. 100% of products and parts returned by customers at end-of- life were diverted from entering landfills. The company remanufactured, reused, recycled, or provided the waste to suppliers who converted it into an energy source and employees provided 91,000 hours to local community involvement projects. Xerox is also announcing two new sustainability goals – reducing energy use by 25% and also by 2025, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% from the 2016 baseline. SMBs settling for technology that under delivers A multinational survey by Konica Minolta has revealed that SMBs are currently settling for IT that under delivers. At least a third of respondents reported that technical issues can lead to increased costs, lower productivity and diminished quality of work. Despite this, 95% say they are satisfied with their current IT solutions. Konica Minolta, who has a clear Workplace of the Future vision, disagrees that problem-filled IT should be the norm in a business setting. To help SMBs overcome these challenges, it has created Workplace Hub, a category-defining range of connected office products and services built around how people work. Sharp makes strategic move to Swanley Sharp Business Systems (UK) has officially opened its brand new office. The move was part of a strategic relocation from its Basildon site to the new premises which are ideally situated south of London in Swanley, Kent. The 16,500 square foot site includes a significant warehouse space, workshop, offices, call centre and a modest showroom for product demonstrations. Hosted by Sharp directors and the senior team, the company welcomed ex-Secretary of State for Defence, MP Sir Michael Fallon, who together with Jun Ashida, President of Sharp Electronics Europe unveiled a plaque at a grand unveiling event that was attended by over 50 employees, local customers and business partners. 27 years of sustainability Kyocera Corporation is celebrating the 27th anniversary of its Environmental Charter. Created in October 1991, the Environmental Charter has been a fundamental pillar in the company. The success of this approach is proved by Kyocera Document Solutions UK’s recent attainment of the ISO 14001:2015 certification which demonstrates an environmental approach in all of the organisation’s operations. BIXOLON launches Unite ISV+ partner program Mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, BIXOLON Europe GmbH has launched the BIXOLON Unite ISV+ program. The Unite ISV+ program joins the company’s Unite sales and technical support program for the VAR and software integrator community with a clear specialisation in the mobility, traceability or any other field activity where desktop label printing is required. Red Bus Runners fundraise for the BHF Earlier in the year Red Bus Cartridges formed a partnership with The British Heart Foundation and pledged to raise £50,000 to help support the pioneering research that has already helped transform the lives of thousands of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. In October, ten employees successfully completed the Royal Parks half marathon. As well as collecting charitable donations from colleagues, friends and family, the Red Bus runners also held a raffle to help reach their target. So far the runners have raised £3,000. The company is also donating £1 per every Red Bus and Kodak ink and toner cartridge purchased via its website and has participated in the BHF’s Bag it, Beat it campaign, donating unwanted items to be sold in the local BHF shop. The most reliable brand for colour MFPs Kyocera has been named the most reliable colour multifunction printer brand of the year by BLI. The award which runs every three years is granted following five years of comprehensive laboratory testing of every major original equipment manufacturer by the body to recognise excellence within the design, development and production of copier multifunction printers. Awarding full points to every Kyocera device tested, BLI ran extensive colour quality, print speed and cost of ownership testing. “All Kyocera’s colour MFPs demonstrated excellent reliability, with every device scoring 10 out of 10,” noted George Mikolay, Associate Director for Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab. “With a low misfeed rate and zero service interventions required, Kyocera colour MFPs are designed to keep users productive.”