Yarra Valley Water to save on print costs

Tuesday, 18 January, 2011

Yarra Valley Water has appointed Canon Australia to consolidate and streamline the company’s print environment. The contract is expected to save Yarra Valley Water approximately $100,000 in print costs in the first year alone.

Commenting on the contract, Yarra Valley Water Managing Director Tony Kelly said: “The aim of our sustainable print strategy is to significantly reduce our environmental footprint, and forms part of our wider Green Office strategy.

“The strategy was developed so that we can run our operations in a sustainable way, and has been openly embraced by all levels of staff and is now a part of the culture at Yarra Valley Water.

“Canon has helped other organisations improve productivity, reduce costs and minimise environmental impact through their print environment and we look forward to seeing the same results.

“We hope to be able show other businesses that improving environmental performance is realistic and achievable – not only saving important resources but in achieving bottom-line savings,” said Kelly.”

The work has already commenced, with Canon already reducing Yarra Valley Water’s 83 printers and scanners down to 16 multifunction devices. Yarra Valley Water will also introduce Canon’s uniFlow software, enabling secure printing and statistics and accounting, which will give Yarra Valley Water an accurate view of its printing costs.

During the month of October, Yarra Valley Water saved over $2400 through the deletion of jobs that were not collected from printers. That’s a saving of 74 reams of paper (or 14.8 boxes). During the same period, users selected to print their jobs double sided 74.25% of the time. This has saved 84,571 sheets of paper or the equivalent of 169.14 reams of paper.

By appointing Canon to implement its sustainable print strategy, Yarra Valley Water will be the third water provider in Victoria to select Canon to manage its print environment.

Jeremy Plint, Assistant General Manager Product Marketing, Canon Australia, said: “Since partnering with Yarra Valley Water, Canon is now the main print services provider for the water retail market in Victoria.”

Yarra Valley water is the largest of Melbourne’s three retail metropolitan water utilities, delivering services ot more than 1.6 million people and more 50,000 businesses in the northern and eastern suburbs.

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