Xerox Corporation has made announcement about the launching of its new software assessment tool known as ‘Sustainability Calculator.’
The calculator has been specifically designed to measure the overall impact a company’s document technologies have on the surroundings. It assesses environmental benefits after studying energy and paper use, solid waste, water, air and greenhouse gas emissions.
John Kelly, president, Xerox Global Services North America, said, “This calculator cracks the code to help offices of any size really understand just how ‘green’ their offices are or could be. We designed the Sustainability Calculator to be an effective environmental assessment tool. It provides customers with actionable recommendations to help them achieve their ‘green’ objectives and in doing so realize cost-savings and efficiency gains that come with an optimized office environment.”
Xerox’s pioneering instrument is not limited to it, but also tracks printers, copiers and multifunction devices from other companies. The tool comes with proprietary algorithms and document appraisal research to send information regarding a company’s complete office products, irrespective of the equipment supplier.
The Sustainability Calculator also provides details on the impact of printing on two sides plus tells about the utilization of various types of papers.
According to Patricia Calkins, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety, Xerox, “The goal for the Xerox Sustainability Calculator is to point customers in the right direction, to identify opportunities where the reduced impact to the environment can be balanced with boosting the bottom line. We coupled our longstanding innovative leadership in the area of sustainability with our deep knowledge of the office environment to create a tool to help our customers save resources.”
The Sustainability Calculator has been integrated in technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation’s products, where it preserved 27% in energy usage, 26% in greenhouse gas emissions and 33%in solid waste.