Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Verizon, one of the world's leading technology companies, has recognized Ricoh with its 2020 Supplier Sustainability Award for leveraging managed services expertise to help Verizon reach its sustainability goals.
Ricoh, an information management and digital services company, captured data that uncovered additional opportunities for more transparent and carefully managed processes, waste reduction, increased efficiencies and ultimately more actionable insights. The partnership has helped to reduce Verizon's overall paper usage as well as recycle Verizon's used toner cartridges.
Ricoh experts developed and implemented an approach to improve the management, monitoring and reporting of Verizon's printer fleet. The team was able to significantly increase visibility into the data generated by their processes which empowered Verizon to more intelligently allocate resources, proactively address unusually high print activity, and meaningfully adjust behaviors to conserve paper, driving sustainability and lower operating expenses. The program's pull printing – which requires users to release prints from the queue at the device – immediately reduced accidental and unnecessary prints.
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