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Eco Solution

Manager D, who is promoting TCO reductions, has always had a high understanding of the environment, and is actively using many products that are environment-conscious, such as recycled paper and energy-saving products. One day, this Manager D approached Fuji Xerox with a consultation.

A Kill-Two-Birds-with-One-Stone Proposal Is Possible

Manager D :
At our office, we are recycling paper and conserving energy to be environmentally conscious, but is it possible to figure out specifically how much of an increase there is in terms of effects? Our president told me to make a report on return on investments. Can you include these areas in your proposal next time?
SR A:
So you want to know the total amount of effects of reductions in environmental impacts that your office is accomplishing, in quantitative terms?
Manager D:
I would appreciate it if you could tell me, for example, "results would increase by this much if you switch to paper that is more environment-conscious," "results would increase by this much if you replace your equipment with the latest energy-saving models," and "you've contributed this much in total to the environment."
SR A:
Okay. There is a method to figure out the total quantitative amount of reductions in environmental impacts that your office is making. But at Fuji Xerox, we're not only making proposals to cut back on environmental impacts. No matter how much it's good for the environment, there's no point if it ultimately reduces the business efficiency of our customers.
Manager D:
Of course. But is it possible for you to make a proposal that kills two birds with one stone, by increasing business efficiency and reducing environmental impacts?
SR A:
Yes, we can. To realize an increase in work efficiency and reductions in environmental impacts at the same time, we are involved in developing new technology everyday.

Comprehending Reductions in Environmental impacts with “Eco Efficiency”

Manager D:
What kind of proposal is it specifically?
SR A:
To improve business efficiency, it is necessary to promote the sharing of information. It's possible to increase business efficiency by digitizing paper, and building an environment where everyone can share information.
Manager D:
That's true. Everyone in my office is always cooperating to increase work efficiency. But can you tell me exactly how this is linked to reducing environmental impacts?
SR A:
The solution to that is the total solution provided by Fuji Xerox. In addition to proposing how much your business efficiency has increased up until now, we measure in detail the aspects that were difficult to be measured in the past, by comprehending the effects of energy-saving products and information sharing solutions, as well as the transportation of people and reductions in storage space that they are associated with. This allows us to calculate how much reductions are made when the total solution is implemented, and how much business efficiency increases, in the form of "eco efficiency."

Environmental Efficiency in an Office (Eco Efficiency)/ Eco Efficiency = Utility/Value (Productivity, etc.) of Solution/Environmental impacts Produced by the Office {Use of space/ Use of paper (materials)/ Installation of equipment (Equipment manufacturing)/ Use of equipment (Amount of electrical power consumption)/ Other (transportation of people, transportation of goods)}

Manager D:
In other words, by looking at "eco efficiency," it's possible to see how much reductions have been made in environmental impacts, and how much business efficiency has increased.
SR A:
That's right. "Eco efficiency" serves as an important barometer in measuring the total amount of productivity and environmental consciousnesses in an office.
Manager D:
Can you tell me more specifics about this solution? I'm looking forward to this.
SR A:
I'll do my best.

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