Certified 12 Models Encourage Green Procurement of
Governments and Enterprises
BANGKOK, Thailand, July 24, 2009 — Fuji Xerox's digital multifunction devices acquired the Green Label from Thai government, and the award ceremony was held on July 23 by Thai Environment Institute (TEI) and Thailand Industrial Standard Institute (TISI), Ministry of Industry, who organize Thai Green Label Scheme . The certified devices include 12 modelsNote 1 of ApeosPort-III and DocuCentre-III series.
Thai Green Label
To certify a wide range of products and services with a minimum impact on the environment, the Thai Green Label Scheme was inaugurated in 1993. There are 19 criteria to certify photocopiers including power consumption level, noise level, plastic component materials, capability of use of 100%-recycled paper, as well as policy and action plan for take-back of toner cartridges and drums.
In line with its environmental policy, “We contribute to energy and resource saving by providing eco-conscious products to our customers,” Fuji Xerox (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has been committing itself to develop eco-conscious business activities including promoting energy-saving products to their customers and recovering cartridges from customers with no cost, and is making efforts to acquire the Green Label for most digital multifunction devices launched in Thailand. A total of 40 models have received the Label since 2004Note 2, including 12 models that were certified this year.
To promote green procurement, the Thai government set a 4-year target in 2008 to raise the green procurement ratio of all government sectors to 60 percent by 2011. Fuji Xerox (Thailand) continues to provide products and services that meet the environmental needs not only of the government but also of all other customers.
Masashi Honda, president of Fuji Xerox (Thailand), holds the Green Label certification.