Reduce your impact on the environment

The Customer: Griffith University

Griffith University is one of Queensland's premier tertiary education institutions. Established in 1971, it services 30,000 students across five campuses and offers a multitude of academic disciplines.

The Challenge

With an Environmental Engineering Faculty, the university is committed to developing internal processes to reduce the amount of waste it contributes to landfill. This philosophy extends throughout all Griffith's departments and faculties, including UniPrint, the service provider responsible for all central document reproduction and the university's fleet of photocopiers across its campuses.

Griffith University sought to replace its outdated fleet of analogue printers and copiers across all campuses with devices that could better meet users' requirements and reduce environmental impact.

According to UniPrint's Product & Service Manager, Robert Jack, the environmental benefits presented by Ricoh are what clinched the deal.

The Solution

The Benefit

Replace existing fleet of printers, copiers, faxes and scanners with 230 Ricoh's multifunctional devices

  • Significant cost savings
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Improved functionality

Become a Ricoh Green Partner and participate in the Toner Takeback Program

  • Over 4.4 tones of waste diverted since 2004
  • Reduce paper through duplexing network printing

Ricoh’s Better Way

"In terms of products we upgraded to multifunction devices (MFDs) to consolidate our printer, photocopier, fax and scanner into one machine and save power. This would also help to reduce paper through the duplexing of network printing. However, what really sold us was Ricoh's toner cartridge recycling initiative as it aligned with our goal to reduce electronic waste," explained Jack.

Ricoh Australia is committed to environmental conservation in all aspects of its operations. It advocates an ambitious environmental management program that seeks to ensure no trade waste goes to landfill. As part of this program, Ricoh encourages green partnerships with its clients, such as with Griffith University.

Pictured above from left to right: Andrew Hopper (Ricoh Australia), Con Graves (Griffith University) and Robert Jack (Griffith University).

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