Month: August 2016

Rio 2016 Promotes Environmental Responsibility with FSC Paper

Just over 10 years ago Brazil had the highest deforestation rate in the world – since then, governments and charities have focused on improving responsible forestry and the impact of timber and paper businesses on the environment. Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity put those priorities on centre-stage, which is exactly what organisers have done. The Rio 2016 Committee has partnered with the FSC to increase environmental awareness around the games and ensure that all products acquired for them – from structural timber to stationery – are FSC certified. 214 organisations have become FSC certificate holders since the Olympics agreement was made, including paper and graphics partners. Some FSC suppliers were even chosen as Olympic torch-bearers to acknowledge the work read more...

83% of Europeans Say a Paperless Office is Unrealistic

For years, the businesses have been trying to cut down on paper and move to total digitisation – the paperless office has been an aim across a range of industries. However, a survey by Canon Europe showed that 57% of office workers print more documents today than they did 3 years ago, and 78% of decision-makers say that document printing is either essential or very important to their business. The vast majority of office workers say that printers are vital to their work – the humble office printer shows no signs of disappearing. Increased bureaucracy and the need for contracts throughout the lifetime of agreements may be to blame for the increase in printing, but paperwork is more important than read more...