A Commitment to the Environment
Multi-Doc is committed to protecting the environment by continually looking for ways to improve our own environmental footprint. To illustrate this commitment, we have ensured that our headquarter Montreal, QC contributes minimal waste to landfills. In addition, working with our customers and partners, we strive to minimize our collective environmental footprints through promoting industry best practices, improved processes and energy efficiency.
#1. Product Selection
Multi-Doc carries some of the most environmentally-friendly products in the world. Our partners— Lexmark—were carefully selected for strict environmental policies and extensive environmental programs. All are ISO 14001:2008 certified, and Energy Star, Blue Angel, EcoLogo™ certified and do not produce ozone.
#2. Sustainable Practices and Products
In addition to selecting environmentally friendly equipment brands that are ozone free, we also aim to maximize the total lifespan of all of our products in the field, which lowers the overall cost for our customers and on the planet. When leases end, devices are rarely scrapped, but are re-manufactured and redistributed to reduce waste. When equipment does become fully obsolete it is sent to a designated collector and recycler.
#3. Electronics Disposal and Recycling
In addition to the proper recycling of products and packaging, we also pay rigorous attention to the disposal of electronics from our own offices.
#4. Office Efficiency & Best Practices
Office practices we take to reduce environmental impact include: use of energy-efficient lighting; strict power-saving settings on electronics; default duplex settings on printers and copiers; and, an exhaustive blue bin policy that separates materials for proper disposal.
#5. Consumables Recycling and Retrieval
We ensures our suppliers have free cartridge recycling programs in which empty cartridges can be returned. We also retrieve empty cartridges as part of the contract agreement with certain customers. The empty containers are then saved and transported to our vendors in bulk—to reduce the impact of shipping—where they are subsequently taken to their ISO-certified recycling facilities.