In line with Sustainability and Lean Enterprise concerns, HCC embarked on the “30 in ’13” campaign, which sought to attain 3 goals in 2013:
Through a conscious and coordinated effort,
• HCC would reduce its overall yearly paper consumption by 30%.
• HCC would reduce color pages printed by 30%.
• HCC would reduce overall cost of printing and copying by $30,000.
Reaching these goals are achieved by not only printing less, but also by printing smarter. Before clicking the print button, you should ask yourself, “Is this the most economical way that I can print this document?” Not all print jobs cost the same. For example, color printing costs 10 times the cost of black and white printing. Also, printing in duplex cuts paper costs in half. The HCC Lean Enterprise Committee has put together a Printing Best Practices document, which outlines some tips that will help to reduce printing costs.