DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - PrintReleaf, the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation, has connected the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX) at Western Union's corporate headquarters. Now, each sheet of paper consumed will be offset through PrintReleaf. Western Union represents PrintReleaf's first Fortune 500 client since the launch of the PRX platform in March of 2014.
For Western Union, a leader in global payment services, the connection to the PRX enables direct "releafing," or reforesting, of its actual paper consumption. PrintReleaf plants new trees at global reforestation project sites of Western Union's choice.
"Western Union is a trusted iconic brand, and we're proud they chose PrintReleaf to further their responsibility commitment," said Jordan Darragh, PrintReleaf founder and CEO. "PrintReleaf provides all stakeholders in the Managed Print Services (MPS) industry -- OEMs, dealers, customers and the environment -- an innovative, data-driven way to promote sustainable business practices."
"We were looking for effective, turn-key ways to better size and track our actual environmental impact. PrintReleaf helps further that goal, while also automatically offsetting our paper consumption," said Talya Bosch, Western Union Vice President of Social Ventures. "Since much of our business is virtual, Western Union has a smaller eco-footprint than many similarly-sized companies. Yet, environmental stewardship must be a consideration for any well-rounded corporate responsibility program. PrintReleaf is a step forward for our broader responsibility efforts."
PrintReleaf and Western Union are actively releafing the company's paper consumption at reforestation sites in Ethiopia and Madagascar.
Creating a global standard for sustainability in the Managed Print Services (MPS) industry, PrintReleaf guarantees to certifiably reforest every piece of paper consumed by its customers. Founded in 2011 by MPS industry veterans, the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX] is the first technology platform that measures a customer's paper consumption and connects them directly to reforestation projects. The patent-pending technology not only measures consumption, but tracks its reforestation partners to ensure fulfillment. For more information, please visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and our website.