The Environment and our suppliers:
As part of this approach, we have chosen our ‘preferred suppliers’ very carefully.
In seeking to provide the very best service we can to our clients/customers, we need to be absolutely convinced that our suppliers can consistently provide us with high quality products with a proven track record of robust reliability in the workplace.
So… what are the environmental credentials of our preferred supplier;
Konica Minolta is currently working towards a policy for a sustainable earth and society. In a nutshell, what is good for the environment is good for one’s own green objectives and can also save money.
We, at SDS, feel that Konica Minolta deserves credit for:
We look to minimise our carbon footprint in a variety of ways:
SDS are delighted to have started the journey to Net Zero. After becoming Benchmark certified. Our commitment to the environment has never been stronger and we look forward to the next steps in achieving carbon neutrality.
The machinery we supply is all unboxed by our technicians at our offices in Edington (Somerset) any plastics, cardboard, glass and paper associated with our products, is recycled saving the customer any time and resource that they would normally have to undertake.
The machine packaging has reduced the use of polystyrene by 80% with the introduction of air filled pouches.
The toner cartridges that we send out have also been repackaged and are now 30% smaller, cutting down on packaging and delivery costs:
We avoid unnecessary Travel…
SDS has invested in ‘GoToAssist’ to provide remote access to our clients’ PCs. This enables the majority of driver and software snags to be resolved without our engineers needing to visit client premises.
All SDS machines can be set remotely to log calls, inform us of consumable levels and give us meter readings… again, avoiding the need for engineer visits.
SDS will also set all enabled machines to default print in ‘duplex’ mode. This action halves paper usage, without any user intervention.
SDS encourage our clients to utilise paperless invoicing and meter reading collection.
SDS never sends machines to landfill… all ‘end of life’ units are recycled.
SDS genuinely cares about trying to reduce the environmental impact of our products and business practises.