Contributed by Tan Chi Ying
Fortunately, Fuji Xerox Singapore has answered to the call through a movement known as E@work, encouraging enterprises to be efficient, eco-friendly and economical. Aiming to hit a target of 1,000 individuals for this go-green movement, E@work was recently held at Suntec City, Entertainment Atrium on 21 and 22 July 2009 from 10am to 9pm.
At this event, a replica of their website was brought to life in the form of an office simulation, featuring different Fuji Xerox’s products such as copier machines that come with a document security solution suite, double side printing and many other functions — increasing effectiveness and cost saving, achieving the company’s eco-friendly objective.
Other corporations contributing to this cause are Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, KPMG, DBS, Prudential and many more.
Visitors to the virtual office also received quite a few tips to achieving a green office, such as, going double-side on all printed documents, going digital, printing only what is needed, recycling, being socially responsible by choosing the right type of paper, upgrading old products, choosing office equipment that supports manufacturing or recycling programs, as well as choosing workflow management systems that help to cut down time and energy spent on churning out documents.
What was originally a dead tree full of brown leaves was brought back to life through the combine effort of environmental activist Singaporeans in the workforce, each pledging their support to the cause by planting a green leaf on the tree. To date, through the event and the E@work website, Fuji Xerox has already crossed their target of a 1,000 contributors and the number is still increasing.
Edwin Chow, event coordinator, believes that, “When each individual chooses to go green, it creates a ripple effect to the entire corporation.”
For the sake of the environment, as Fuji Xerox’s motto advocates, may we all “think before you print”.