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9. Build Resilient Infrastructure, Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Foster Innovation

Consider more energy efficient printers in place of current printers.




SDG Alignment

Target Description

Level of Effort

UN SDG Target


By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

Category Assessment



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(1) Consider this option if based on analysis, your company printed physical documents can not be avoided or replaced with e-document option.
(2) Evaluate your current printers for its performance and lifespan.
(3) Determine the number of 'end of life' printers that needs to be replaced.


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Overall cost savings from reduced energy consumption from printers.

Reduced emissions from the use of more energy efficient printers.

Utilize this tool for printer carbon footprint calculation (

Strategy Build & Execution

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(1) Anaylse the budget availability for the adoption of more efficient printers.
(2) Align with your stakeholders especially IT, Corporate Administration (Document management) and any other departments as deemed necessary.
(3) Structure a go-to market and replacement strategy for the end of life of exisiting printers and adoption of new printers by considering: warranty, lifespan, energy rating, delivery terms, installation, integration to network, material costs (e.g. ink), trade-back programs, disposal programs for end of life printers, and overall environmental impact.

Supplier Negotiation & Contract

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(1) Negotiate with suppliers on value added elements such as: shipping and handling, installation, disposal of end-of-life printers.
(2) Establish in contract the various supplier performance measures which would be tracked (e.g. efficient printer disposal, retrieve reusable parts from disposed products, software uptime, regular reports of number of e-documents generated via printing if not readily available)

Supplier Performance & Management

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Integrate the reporting of CO2 emission reductions into your annual performance analysis and that of supplier. benchmark against industry standards.
Benchmark against industry standards and compare the performance with the earlier printer.

Resource Links

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