Océ Eco Program Funds Planting of More than 350,000 Trees on Behalf of Printers

Océ, a Canon Group company (Trumbull, CT), announced that the Océ Eco Start Program funded the planting of over 350,000 trees in 2011. The Océ Eco Start Program partners with Trees for the Future, planting trees on behalf of Océ U.S. customers to help offset CO² emissions attributable to the energy usage from production equipment during the first year of operation.

Through the Océ Eco Start program, Océ customers have the opportunity to enhance their environmentally responsible business practices and minimize the environmental impact of their production printing equipment. The program also assists production printing customers in marketing their environmental sustainability initiatives. It is part of a larger, holistic approach to environmental responsibility that includes sustainable products, practices and tools to promote a healthier environment.

“Our customers are taking sustainability very seriously and looking for more environmentally responsible ways to do business,” said Jodie MacLellan, marketing manager of Field Programs, Océ North America Production Printing Systems division, and member of the Océ Sustainability Council. “We are extremely proud of our leadership in this arena and of the Océ Eco Start Program in particular. We are delighted at the response we’ve gotten from our customers, who have contributed their ideas and feedback, which has been an essential component of honing our sustainability efforts.“

What Customers Are Saying About Sustainability & the Océ Eco Start Program

According to Mari and Gary Reed, owners of Dakota Press, “Our business is now a certified green business and that could not have been possible without the help from Océ. We were delighted that the Eco Start Program was in place as it showed us that together we can make a difference in the future!”

For Business Ink (BI), it’s important that everything they produce and distribute is as environmentally friendly as possible. “We’re pleased that Océ is a diligent steward of all green initiatives and that they are a strategic partner with our company, said Jim Goodwin, Executive Vice President at Business Ink.

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