Endesa lowers carbon footprint with printing overhaul

16 Jun 2011

HP has helped Spanish energy company Endesa reduce its energy consumption and achieve cost savings of 42pc through more efficient imaging and printing, with the company set to cut its C02 emissions by nearly 1.3m kg.

Endesa, Spain’s largest energy company, which supplies electricity to 10m homes, first entered into a five-year contract with HP back in 2008 to lower its printing costs and its environmental footprint through a more efficient maintenance of its imaging and printing fleet. 

According to Endesa, it has since achieved overall cost savings of 42pc. It says a reduction in paper copies through digitisation and scanning functionality has saved the company nearly 72,000kg of paper a year. In addition, duplex printing increased from 4pc to 35pc, resulting in paper savings of 36pc at the company.

“Endesa began the contract with 4,000 printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines across 280 sites in Spain. After HP’s eco assessment, its print fleet was reduced by 526 units, representing a 19.4pc drop in units and savings in energy consumption of 39pc,” explains Marko Tarkiainen, HP’s vice-president of Managed Enterprise Solutions Sales in EMEA.

Endesa’s latest environmental project includes the implementation of the HP Access Control Intelligent Print Management (IPM) solution.

“We are confident that implementing HP IPM will result in significant environmental benefits and long-term cost savings by allowing us to create custom printing rules that will benefit the entire enterprise,” says Víctor Ruiz Ruiz De Villa, operations director of MicroIT at Endesa.

Photo: Endesa headquarters in Madrid, Spain

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic