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The following extract from Konica Minolta (Manufacturers of Develop Printers) summarises their commitment to the environment; here at OTC we support and applaud this ethos.

Protecting our natural environment

Our survival tomorrow depends on how we care for the environment today. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (short Konica Minolta) works according to principles aiming at the greatest possible harmony between ecology and technology: In the context of our environmental management policy, we not only strive to provide our customers with useful products and services, but also to minimise their environmental impact, while maximising their economic value. Furthermore, we define "environmental impact" in the broadest sense, to include the global effects of all product life phases - beginning with selection of the raw materials and components through to development, production, distribution, service and disposal.

Our approach

We believe that the first step towards the effective control of complex situations lies in the application of "management based on facts". We can only reliably solve environmental problems if we acquire reliable data on the environmental situation as well as quantitative measurements and analysis relating to it.We believe that waste prevention can contribute to protecting the environment and that it provides economic advantages. Accordingly, we are concerned with identifying and eliminating various types of waste - including raw materials, energy, activities and time - thereby also enhancing our economic effectiveness.

Konica Minolta is one of the leading companies with regard to the energy efficiency of their MFP products.

Global environment managementThe company has been awarded ISO 14001 certification for its swift and efficient handling of environmental issues in each product life phase - from selection of the raw materials and components through to development, production, distribution, use, service and disposal.

Reduction of CO2 emissionsAs CO2 emissions are believed to play a key role in global warming, the reduction of these emissions represent a significant goal of world-wide environmental protection. In order to achieve this goal, Konica Minolta is reducing the energy consumption of its products. One example is the new induction heating technology for our fixer units in the latest colour product generation, ineo+.

Environmental protection in practice> Recyclable design of all system components
> Implementation of the "zero waste" principle at various production locations
> Evaluation and selection of suppliers and consumables manufacturers taking
environmental considerations into account
> World-wide certification according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9000
> Awarded the "Energy Star"
> Awarded the "Blue Angel"