Lexmark International Canada, Inc.

Lexmark International Canada, Inc.

April 19, 2010 07:00 ET

Earth Rangers and Lexmark Canada: Green Together

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - Earth Rangers, Canada's leading environmental education organization for children, has teamed up with Lexmark Canada, a global leader in printing and output solutions.

"Besides their ability to meet our needs technologically, Lexmark's unique approach to printing - in fact, their radical approach as a printing company - blends very well with our mission of reducing our carbon footprint, energy and paper consumption," says Earth Ranger's Senior Manager of Development, John Pepelnak.

"When it comes to printing, if you're serious about protecting the environment, you must address the amount you print," says Lexmark Canada President Tim Emens. "That is one of the key reasons Lexmark developed the 'Print Less, Save More' approach. Energy use, product recycling, and materials used in production are all important environmental concerns, however, 80 per cent of the carbon footprint of any printing device is directly related to the paper it consumes."(1)

The project with Lexmark has reduced the amount of printing devices utilized at Earth Ranger's headquarters in Woodbridge by 70 per cent. Its old printers are being responsibly recycled. The organization has also noticed a considerable reduction in its paper consumption.

"In the initial phases of the project, we were able to save 34 per cent of our paper usage by going to print release capabilities, a Lexmark feature that uses individual key cards to release printing jobs," says Earth Rangers IT Systems Manager Robert Di Stefano. "Our staff is already 'green focused' but the Eco Features and the Print Release capabilities are what have created the biggest impact in reducing our paper consumptions."

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The Print Less, Save More strategy has also been applied to Lexmark's large enterprise customers, with which the company works to optimize the printing hardware utilized as well as reduce unnecessary and wasteful printing. By deploying innovative workflow solutions, Lexmark can significantly reduce the need for paper, thereby reducing the total number of pages printed. Depending on the level of engagement, this reduction can generate savings of between 20 and 40 per cent.

About Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers, is a non-profit organization that promotes environmental action among children through various programs. Its headquarters in Woodbridge, Ontario is a model of eco-efficiency that uses 79 per cent less energy than traditional buildings its size. This LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified building optimizes natural sunlight and maximizes clean-air ventilation, while integrated systems recycle wastewater, provide radiant heating and cooling, and capture solar energy.

About Lexmark

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE:LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2009, Lexmark sold products in more than 150 countries and reported approximately $4.0 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at www.lexmark.ca.

Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1) The study was conducted by Bio Intelligence Services in compliance with ISO 14040 and 14044, including a critical review by a third party TNO Built Environment and Geosciences.

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