HP presents first Eco Solutions Printing Award in India

DQW Bureau
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In its effort to recognize

the Indian enterprises, that drive leading environmental strategy and

approach in the printing and imaging space, href="">HP

has recently organized

Eco Solutions Printing Award India 2011 in New Delhi. Being

introduced in India for the first time, the awards ceremony

acknowledged the green contributions of Indian enterprises that have

demonstrated exemplary knowledge and expertise in reducing their

environmental impact.

Essar, HSBC and Infosys

emerged as the winners for their exceptional environmental-friendly

initiatives in their printing practices. These award winners were

selected based on the following assessment evaluation criteria-energy

consumption for powering the printing fleet, technologies and

policies to reduce paper waste, greenhouse gas emissions associated

with printing, recycling practices and policies, current and future

green IT plans for printing, and governance and control policies in

place which are made known to end-users.

Speaking on the occasion,

Nitin Hiranandani, Director-Managed Enterprise Solutions, Imaging

and Printing Group, HP India, said, “By optimizing resources,

building intelligent environment-friendly infrastructures and driving

sustainable transformation, enterprises in India can make huge leaps

in not only creating environmental impact but also drive business

benefits. We all need to take a holistic approach both at the

enterprise and customer level.”


“Today, printing is

becoming strategic and partnership-driven. Since the thought process

of our company is aligned to green idea, the HP Eco Solutions

Printing Award India 2011 is our way of recognizing pioneering

companies that are already leading the way. Though the award is

already presented to enterprises in China and Australia, it is for

the first time that we are giving this award to the Indian

enterprises,” pointed out Hiranandani.

The awards program

included an IDC-commissioned survey and on-site assessment conducted

by HP worldwide assessment team using the HP Eco Printing Assessment

methodology. This award program was conducted in two phases. The

first phase included an IDC study through an online survey of 79

enterprises in India, wherein 12 finalists were selected for a

detailed on-site assessment for the next phase.

The IDC study was

conducted over November and December last year where enterprises were

assessed on their current environmental strategy, leadership,

execution and disposal in the context of the printing environment

amongst the Indian organizations.

“Across the globe,

businesses are becoming far more cognizant of the role that IT plays

in the management of their carbon footprint. It is also the obvious

starting point for Green IT initiatives that reduce overall IT costs

in the face rising energy prices as well as an increased corporate

focus on environmental sustainability,” added Philip Carter, AVP,

IDC Asia/Pacific Green IT and Sustainability Research.