UK businesses should embrace CSR and adopt low energy devices.
Environmental issues are a growing concern for businesses worldwide, and the UK is no exception. In this blog post, I discuss why UK businesses should engage with environmental issues and develop a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that includes switching to low energy devices, such as devices that use Epson’s Heat-Free business print technology, which includes single function and multifunction printers (MFPs).
“For many in the UK, 2022 was the year that climate change arrived, with the UK’s first ever 40°C day. It was the UK’s warmest recorded year and one of the six warmest years on record globally. The record-breaking temperatures seen in the UK in summer 2022 brought unprecedented numbers of heat-related deaths, wildfire incidents and significant infrastructure disruption. Human activities are causing our climate to change. Only decisive action will slow further changes.”1
Firstly, it is important to recognize that addressing environmental issues is not only a moral obligation but also a business opportunity. By engaging with environmental issues, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint, save money on energy costs, and improve their brand image. A study by the Carbon Trust found that 67% of consumers are more likely to buy from companies that are environmentally responsible2. Therefore, developing a CSR policy that includes switching to low energy devices, such as Epson’s Heat-Free business inkjet printers and MFPs, can help businesses improve their brand image and attract more customers.
Switching to low energy devices can be a win-win, helping businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy costs. Epson’s Heat-Free business printers and MFPs use less power because they do not need to warm up before they start printing3. This means that they consume far less energy and result in lower carbon emissions than traditional laser printers. Using Epson’s optimisation calculator, certified by the DataMaster Lab, XBM regularly demonstrates to businesses that they can save thousands of pounds per year in energy costs by switching from laser devices. Additionally, Epson’s Heat-Free technology uses recyclable ink packs and a high-speed printhead unit that use less space than the leading fuser and toner technology without sacrificing performance or quality3. This means that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy costs without compromising on performance or quality.
The UK government has set ambitious carbon reduction targets and is committed to reaching net zero by 2050. This means that the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions would be equal to the emissions removed from the atmosphere, with the aim of limiting global warming and resultant climate change5. The government’s intermediate target is to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels is no less ambitious and there has been discussion as to how much can be achieved through voluntary action and the role of regulations to enforce change. By developing a CSR policy that includes switching to low energy devices, businesses not only demonstrate their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, but also to complying with the increasing number of environmental regulations.
UK businesses should engage with environmental issues and develop a Corporate Social Responsibility policy that includes switching to low energy devices, such as Epson’s Heat-Free business printers and MFPs. By doing so, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint, save money on energy costs, improve their brand image, and comply with the growing number of environmental regulations. Epson’s Heat-Free technology is an innovative way to build a better, greener future for businesses and the environment.
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Title: UK Businesses Should Embrace CSR
- Progress in reducing emissions – 2023 Report to Parliament (UK Government document)