Leighton Contractors inks environmental deal with HP Managed Print Services

Jan 16, 2009 11:41 AM
Filed under Hardware

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that Leighton Contractors has signed a Managed Print Services contract with HP.

As part of this contract, HP will manage and offset the carbon emissions generated by Leighton Contractors’ fleet of 700 HP LaserJet printers.

The total amount of carbon that will be offset from the printers will be 209 tonnes.

Leighton Contractors is one of more than 424 companies in Australia that has signed up for HP’s Carbon Offset for LaserJet Printers program since its launch in February 2008.

“Leighton Contractors’ policies ensure that we manage our environmental footprint and minimise our environmental impact,” said Michael Herbert, Leighton Group IT, customer support manager.

“HP’s Managed Print Services offering together with the Carbon Offset program dovetails with the Leighton Contractors’ Group IT’s current “Green IT” Project.”

With 9,000 staff across Australia and New Zealand, Leighton Contractors is a member of the Greenhouse Challenge Plus program.

It is managed by the Australian Greenhouse Office as part of the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Heritage.

“HP’s JetDirect and SecureJet solutions have allowed us to implement greater security for staff pool printing,” said Herbert.

“Our staff use proximity cards to print, the same cards they use to enter the building, which improves security and reduces wastage.”

According to Herbert, the disparate nature of its printing technology and the lack of a central equipment management function meant they didn’t understand the true cost of its printing infrastructure.

“HP’s managed print services provide visibility into the costs associated with our printing environment. HP looks after all billing, reporting and accounting, so that headache is taken away and taken care of by HP,” he added.

All HP printers rolled out at Leighton Contractors are HP Energy Start qualified, meaning they produce less heat and reduce cooling loads by 15-30 percent.

They also use approximately half as much electricity, saving Leighton Contractors approximately 50 percent in utility costs.
 
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