Waste Management

Our Environment

Waste Management

Waste management

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Fuji Xerox Australia continues to show positive progress towards best practice recycling rates with an 88 percent recycling rate for the 14/15 and 15/16 period. This positive result can be credited to waste and recycling programs becoming standardised at all of our sites. Programs include paper and cardboard, and comingled recycling at minimum for office locations and broader waste separation at our Mascot and Rosehill sites to improve recycling efforts. See Product stewardship section of our report for more information on our Eco Manufacturing Centre initiatives.

The waste contracts for Upstream sites transitioned to our national waste management provider during late 15/16 improving reporting and providing better recycling options for our Upstream business.

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In 12/13 Fuji Xerox Australia undertook a fleet refresh, which saw a reduction in devices from 167 to about 109, and our Image Gateway for ApeosPort (IGA) business process solution installed for our networked devices. This included ‘swipe to release’ functionality and the automated purging of print jobs left in print cues for over 24 hours. Carbon and energy savings from optimising our environment at our headquarters in Macquarie Park were estimated with the use of our environmental footprint calculator.

The business has double sided printing as the default along with black and white printing, to support both environmental and cost saving outcomes. The paper we use in our offices is Fuji Xerox FSC certified paper.

A review of networked devices was undertaken by our Global Services team in late 15/16 to help with data accuracy. Now that we have a level of confidence in the reporting capability for networked devices, we will look to establish regular reviews and the setting of targets for reducing paper use. With the aim to engage our employees more proactively in our environmental targets and performance in 17/18, we would like to see a 10 percent reduction in paper use overall.

 

Outlook for Waste Management

 Continue to identify problem waste streams and develop strategies to address these.

  14/15 objectives  How did we do? 
 Undertake waste audits at large sites to benchmark performance and implement program for improvement.   Not met - Reductions in budget and resources put this on hold.
 Consolidate cleaning contractors and include waste and recycling performance in reporting process.  In progress - A national cleaning contract was appointed in August 2015.
 While the intent was to provide a rating system for each office recycling station with results communicated each quarter, this was not achieved due to competing budget priorities.
 15/16 objectives   How did we do?
  Incorporate waste data from Upstream sites into ENVIZI system.  Met
 16/17 objectives  
 Review data in ENVIZI and determine requirements for continuous improvement in data inputs, analysis, reporting and target setting.

1. 15/16 there was a 22 percent increase in general waste as a result of focused efforts to improve data accuracy and the addition of Upstream sites to our national waste management contract.

2. Calculation is based on the number of printed sheets used as reported by our managed print services software for networked devices nationally. While we have devices with A3 print
capability, we have based assumptions to calculate tonnes on A4 size and weight as that is the majority of our paper use.