Oce Business Services Provides Eco-Friendly, Cost-Effective Document Management Practices

Company Launches Initiatives as Part of Oce Sustainability Awareness Week

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to increasing client demand for sustainable products, services and technologies, Oce Business Services, a leader in document process management and electronic discovery, is launching several new initiatives as part of Oce Sustainability Awareness Week. The corporate campaign, which begins today and runs through April 23, 2009, provides Oce clients and employees with information about how organizations can implement document management best practices that are eco-friendly and cost effective.

Oce Business Services has been ranked as one of the top 50 outsourcing service providers for environmental stewardship for the past two years according to the Black Book of Outsourcing Green Report.

Oce stresses that green business can also be good business. Oce client Bremer Financial Services provides one example of how green initiatives can also help reduce costs. "We implemented a green campaign as a joint effort between the Bremer Facilities Group and Oce Business Services to reduce paper usage," notes Dolores Hoffman, supervisor of administrative services and facilities management for Bremer Financial Services' Facilities Department. "Through initiatives such as moving print production to copiers that can print on both sides of a page, we have significantly reduced paper consumption and realized thousands of dollars in cost savings."

Oce Business Services' sustainability practices and recommendations cover the document lifecycle (document creation through disposal), including print/copy management, document imaging, fleet management, document needs assessment, records management, mail management, and electronic discovery. Oce offers 13 print/copy management practices that can help organizations benefit the environment and reduce costs. The practices, which are summarized in a poster that will be displayed at Oce Business Services' client sites, include the following:

    1. Print duplex
    2. Use recycled paper
    3. Print on workgroup instead of a desktop printer
    4. Pre-proof your document on screen
    5. Send print jobs to the mailbox
    6. Print multiple pages per page side
    7. Reduce your print to a smaller media size
    8. Make sure the printer's energy-saving mode is turned on
    9. Scan-and-mail instead of copy
    10. Use old prints as note or scratch paper
    11. Throw obsolete prints into the recycling bin
    12. Turn off document headers
    13. Buy paper and toner in bulk to save on transportation

Oce underscored its leadership and commitment to environmental sustainability today with the release of its 2008 Sustainability Report. The report documents Oce's achievements in delivering sustainable technology and environmentally sound policies. The report explains the company's use and re-use of components, energy and water consumption, waste handling emissions, as well as human and environmental safety. The 2008 Sustainability Report is available at www.obs-innovation.com.

About Oce Business Services

Oce Business Services is a leading international provider of document process outsourcing services and technology to businesses and the public sector. By improving and managing non-core yet critical document processes, Oce Business Services enables organizations to reduce costs, increase efficiency, mitigate risk and improve operational performance. Oce Business Services' solutions span the document lifecycle, from creation through disposal, including business records, eDiscovery, imaging, print and mail management. Proprietary service delivery methodologies apply Six Sigma(R) to improve results. To learn more, visit http://www.obs-innovation.com

About Oce

Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. Oce employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, and operates in around 100 countries. For more information about Oce, visit http://www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S. consult http://www.oce.com.

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Web site: http://www.obs-innovation.com/

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