Fuji Xerox Australia launches campaign for responsible paper procurement

Monday, 23 November, 2009

As part of its commitment to helping customers reduce their environmental impact, Fuji Xerox Australia (FXA) has launched a new campaign to educate businesses about the Paper Facts. The new website - www.thepaperfacts.com.au - includes resources to help companies understand the life cycle of paper, its environmental impacts and how to procure more sustainable paper products.

The resources will help organisations understand how the pulp and paper industry has improved its practices and where there is still room for improvement. The process to achieve responsible paper procurement is complex and the site also provides tools to guide companies through the process.

The resources available to customers include:

  • Paper and the Environment white paper, authored by FXA and Spencer Consulting Group
  • Sustainable Paper Purchasing Policy
  • Overview of the Lifecycle of Paper
  • Paper Certification Systems synopsis
  • Links to other resources such as certifying bodies

FXA actively seeks to minimise the environmental impact of paper production while providing customers with paper that meets both business needs and environmental criteria. The company is committed to enabling the efficient use of paper and to working only with responsible paper manufacturers. They are also progressively ensuring that all suppliers are certified and working towards supplying only certified paper stocks.

“Papermaking is a highly industrialised process that has environmental impacts and it’s important to understand and mitigate those impacts across the life cycle - from raw material acquisition to manufacture distribution, use and disposal,” said Amanda Keogh, Fuji Xerox Australia’s Sustainability Manager. “Our goal is to be transparent about the environmental issues around paper but also address some of the misconceptions and provide businesses with resources to assist with responsible procurement.”

The global paper and pulp industry produces 250 million tonnes of paper every year, 15.5 million tonnes of which is paper destined for copying.

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