Black Box, a renowned provider of voice and document data solutions, is at the forefront of the sustainability movement. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and have implemented various initiatives to ensure a greener future.
Blackbox is dedicated to conducting its operations with a strong commitment to protecting and enhancing the environment. As part of its environmental policy, the company aims to minimise its environmental impact, promote recycling and reusing practices, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This blog explores Blackbox’s environmental policies, including its partnership with HP Managed Print Services (MPS) and Konica Minolta’s carbon offsetting initiatives.
Assessing and Improving Environmental Effects
Blackbox recognizes the importance of regularly assessing the environmental effects of its activities. The company trains its employees on environmental issues to foster awareness and responsible practices. With a focus on continuous improvement, Blackbox aims to enhance its environmental performance, particularly in recycling and reusing paper. Whenever possible, the company utilises recycled or ecologically friendly paper and repurposes waste paper for notepads, ensuring confidential information remains protected.
Reducing Resource Consumption and Waste
Blackbox actively strives to reduce resource consumption and improve efficiency within its operations. By printing double-sided documents whenever feasible, the company minimises paper waste and optimises resource utilisation. Additionally, Blackbox manages waste generated by its business operations following the principles of reduction, reuse, and recycling. All paper products, ink or toner cartridges, are recycled, contributing to a more sustainable waste management system. These initiatives align with Blackbox’s dedication to complying with relevant environmental legislation and other requirements.
Partnering with HP Managed Print Services
Blackbox has partnered with HP MPS, a leader in carbon neutral printing solutions. HP MPS offers a comprehensive carbon neutral Managed Print Service, ensuring that the greenhouse gas emissions related to printing are fully offset. HP MPS achieves carbon neutrality by optimising print fleets to reduce emissions, estimating carbon emissions using HP’s Sustainable Impact Reporting and Analytics (SIRA) tool, and implementing resource efficiency improvements.
HP MPS customers can rely on certified carbon neutral printing, which helps organisations significantly reduce and offset their environmental impact. These measures result in a 25% reduction in paper waste, a 13% improvement in resource efficiency, and a 12% decrease in ecosystem impacts. By supporting HP MPS, Blackbox demonstrates its commitment to corporate sustainability and climate initiatives while fostering a partnership that aligns with its own environmental goals.
Carbon Neutrality and Konica Minolta’s Initiatives
To further contribute to carbon neutrality, Blackbox also embraces Konica Minolta’s climate offset projects. These projects are certified according to internationally recognized standards and work towards stopping climate change by saving significant volumes of emissions.
By partnering with Konica Minolta, Blackbox ensures transparency through a unique ID tracking system and gains credibility for its sustainability strategy with the climate neutral label on its print products. The carbon offset project supported by Konica Minolta on the Caribbean Island of Aruba promotes renewable energy, improves local energy security, air quality, livelihoods, and aligns with multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Blackbox Voice and Data Solutions is fully committed to its environmental policies, constantly reviewing and updating them as necessary. Through partnerships with HP MPS and Konica Minolta, the company actively contributes to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious workplace.
Our partnership with Ecologi stands as one of our most impactful sustainability endeavours. Ecologi, a cutting-edge carbon offsetting platform, empowers businesses and individuals to shrink their carbon footprint. Since 2019, Black Box has offset its entire carbon emissions through Ecologi and continues to invest in renewable energy projects facilitated by the platform.
At Black Box, we are immensely proud of our partnership with Ecologi. We believe in the platform’s ability to drive meaningful change in the battle against climate change. By working hand in hand with Ecologi, we are actively contributing to a better, more sustainable world.
So, how does Ecologi work exactly?
Ecologi functions by connecting businesses and individuals with climate projects in need of funding. When you become an Ecologi member, you have the power to choose the specific projects you wish to support. Ecologi then calculates the amount of carbon emissions your selected projects will prevent or remove from the atmosphere. By paying a monthly subscription fee, you directly fund these climate projects.
Ecologi provides a seamless and affordable solution for reducing your carbon footprint and making a positive impact on the environment. The platform also offers an impressive range of sustainability products and services that empower you to lead a more eco-conscious lifestyle.
But how can you actively contribute to Black Box and Ecologi’s sustainability efforts?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Sign up for Ecologi and support climate projects that resonate with you.
- Encourage your friends and family to join Ecologi and be part of the sustainability movement.
- Make conscious changes in your daily life to minimise your carbon footprint.
By taking these small yet significant steps, you become an agent of change, supporting Black Box, Ecologi, and other companies in their collective mission to preserve our planet.