Laser printers and imaging products firm Lexmark announced today new plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2035. The new goal adds to Lexmark’s current climate commitment to reduce emissions by 40% by 2025, on a 2015 basis. Lexmark stated that it has lowered emissions by 62% since 2005.
John Gagel, Chief Sustainability Officer, Lexmark, said:
“We’ve already made great progress as a business.We’ve been working globally for many years to continually reduce our carbon footprint, and the infrastructure we have in place around the world positions us to meet our 2035 carbon neutrality goal.”
According to the company, emissions reductions initiatives to date have focused on lowering energy and new plastics use, re-use of products, global recycling efforts, and engineering durable products that are built to last. Lexmark has also reduced its footprint through waste reduction efforts, including a Cartridge Collection Program that has prevented 100 million cartridges processed in 30 years of operation from ending up in landfill, and using hard to recycle PCR content from its cartridges for re-use in new cartridges and components for its printers and MFPs.
Allen Waugerman, Lexmark President and CEO, 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.”