Environmental Management

We live by the philosophy, “Our earth, Our tomorrow”. We all share the planet, and as such, we are all obligated to protect and preserve it.

Lanier’s Environmental Mission

Our corporate principles recognise the importance of environmental conservation and regard environmental conservation, sustainability and prevention of pollution as an integral part of our business activities. This commitment is fostered throughout Lanier by integrating environmental activities with our Occupational Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Our company wide commitment to the environment is realised through:

Implementation and maintenance of an Environmental Management System which identifies environmental impacts of our business, facilitates their reduction and controls our associated processes

  • Setting and managing environmental objectives, targets and action plans at each function of the organisation
  • Continuously reviewing and improving our business processes in line with our environmental objectives and targets whilst ensuring business sustainability
  • Promoting relevant technological innovations internally and to our customers that help reduce adverse environmental impacts
  • Implementation and maintenance of an Environmental Management System which identifies environmental impacts of our business, facilitates their reduction and controls our associated processes
  • Educating our employees in order to develop a culture of environmental excellence
  • Complying with all relevant legal and other requirements to which we subscribe

Environmental management system

Lanier has in place an Environmental Management System which facilitates the identification and mitigation of environmental impacts of our business. This system meets the requirements of ISO14001 and has enabled Lanier to implement environment initiatives such as:

  • Recycling of toner bottles and cartridges (see Cartridge take back program)
  • Recycling of end of life machines
  • Recycling of packaging materials such as cardboard and polystyrene
  • Reducing the amount of office paper used
  • Reducing the amount of energy used

In addition the majority of Lanier systems have been awarded the Energy Star. Copiers that have earned the Energy Star “sleep” or power down when not in use, and use 40% less electricity compared to standard models.

Cartridge take back program

Lanier, in conjunction with Close the Loop, has implemented a cartridge take back program. The objective of this program is to collect used toner cartridges and bottles from customer sites using specially designated boxes. At no cost to the user the cartridges and toner bottles are then ground down and recycled into a variety of products such as fence posts, rulers and park benches.

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC)

Lanier became a signatory to Australian Packaging Covenant (previously the National Packaging Covenant) in 2007.

The Covenant is a voluntary initiative by Government and Industry to reduce the environmental effects of packaging. It is designed to minimise the environmental impacts arising from the disposal of used packaging, conserve resources through better design and production processes and facilitate the re-use and recycling of used packaging materials.

The Covenant establishes a framework for the effective life cycle management of consumer packaging that will be delivered through a collaborative approach.

Companies, government agencies and industry associations sign the Covenant and commit to certain responsibilities which contribute to achieving the Covenant Performance Goals and KPI’s. Anyone involved in the packaging supply chain is invited to sign the Covenant.

All signatories to the Covenant recognise that a co-operative approach between industry and all spheres of government is essential to achieving national consistency in the lifecycle management of packaging and the implementation of sustainable kerbside collection systems.

To view the Lanier Australia National Packaging Covenant Action Plan click here

Further information relating to the Packaging Covenant simply visit: www.packagingcovenant.org.au

End of life machine recycling program

To ensure end of life systems do not end up in landfill, Lanier has an end of life machine recycling program in place. In conjunction with a third party organisation all end of life machines are stripped into their various material groups and recycled accordingly.