Lexmark, a manufacturer of laser printers and imaging products, has announced its ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2035.
The company has cut its emissions globally by 62% since 2005 and is on track to meet its 40% reduction target from 2015 levels by 2025.
It has achieved the emissions reduction by lowering energy consumption, reducing new plastics use, reusing products, recycling and engineering durable products that are built to last.
Lexmark’s Cartridge Collection Programme, established in 1991, has prevented 100 million cartridges processed in 30 years of operation from ending up in landfill.
Post consumed recycled plastic (PCR) from cartridges that cannot be reused is used to make new cartridges and components within the company’s printers and multi-function printers.
Around 92% of Lexmark’s models contain PCR content, with more than 80% of them containing more than 30% PCR content and 96% of its devices also meet the ENERGY STAR certification, which means they meet high standards of energy efficiency.
President and CEO Allen Waugerman said: “Lexmark has long been dedicated to reducing our environmental impact.
“We have led the way on sustainability in our business and for our customers and we are determined to be carbon-neutral by 2035. It is the responsible thing to do for the environment and it is good for our customers – reducing their costs and helping them meet their own carbon neutrality goals through longer lasting and lower energy use devices.”