At Allied Office Machines we are constantly looking to improve our green credentials and create a sustainable approach to the way we do business.
Our partnership with Ricoh helps with this as sustainability is built into their product design and prevalent throughout their value chain.
Ricoh have undertaken a series of initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, resource conservation and human wellbeing to minimise the environmental impact of their devices. As a result they are pleased to introduce their new range IM C Series.
The IM C Series boasts industry-leading low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) values and automatic eco-mode energy saving (0.3W) when in sleep mode. By using an innovative new toner that fuses at a lower temperature, IM C Series significantly lowers energy consumption. Sleep mode power consumption has also been reduced, helping you achieve a smaller carbon footprint with lower costs.
More recycled plastic
Designed for sustainability throughout its lifecycle, the IM C Series is made using 50% post-consumer recycled plastic while PET toner bottles are produced from 100% recycled plastic. Plastic packaging is reduced by 54% thanks to a more sustainable material and no excess packaging.
Waste management is also a focus as our operations generate paper, plastic and metal waste, which we strive to consume less and recycle more to reduce our environmental impact by:
Encouraging individual responsibility for recycling initiatives and providing recycling facilities for paper, printer toners, plastics and metal
Refurbishing older equipment and providing these as a service. Refurbishing means we return the condition of the equipment to nearly new.
The products we can no longer refurbish are donated to Southampton Special Purpose Workshop, a Hampshire-based company helping adults with special needs. SSPW strips out all materials from the equipment which are then recycled.
In addition, we offer a free toner cartridge recycling service to all our customers with 90% of all used toner cartridges being recycled.
Read more about the new Ricoh range here and our Corporate responsibility and sustainability here
Hampshire-based specialists in Ricoh copier and print technology, Allied Office Machines, are continuing their ongoing support of their local community with a generous donation of £700.00 to SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.
Founded in 1885, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families. During 2016, SSAFA’s staff and team of volunteers helped over 67,000 people – from World War Two veterans to those involved in more recent conflicts and their families. The funding received from Allied Office Machines will be used to directly support SSAFA’s work with the military family in Hampshire.
Lawrence Ashbridge MBE, the SSAFA Hampshire Awareness Officer said: ‘We are so grateful to have received this generous funding from Allied Office Machines. Having served in the Regular Army for 30 years and now as a Reservist, I have first hand-experience of just how much the support of SSAFA can help our Armed Forces, veterans and their families – it all makes a huge difference.’
Francesca Girardelli, Representative of Allied Office Machines said: ‘We are delighted that Allied Office Machines are now an official SSAFA Friend in Hampshire, joining organisations including Hampshire NHS Hospitals Trust. Looking forward to the year 2018, this will have a real significance for the nation and the Armed Forces as it will mark the centenary of the end of WW1 and the whole Team wanted to help as we know what a significant difference the charity makes to Armed Forces personnel on a daily basis.’
Allied Office Machines have supported a number of local charities in the past few years, including the Jubilee Sailing Trust, Youth Options and Winchester Rugby Club.