UK golfing tournament embraces green tech

26 Jul 2011

Office solutions specialist Ricoh is taking its sustainability programme to the next level at the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2011 this week, with employees and the media being encouraged to deploy more carbon-friendly printing and document management practices.

At the golfing tournament, which is taking place at Carnoustie Golf Links from 28 to 31 July, Ricoh will be implementing its Sustainability Optimisation programme, a consultancy service that helps organisations become carbon neutral across their document management processes.  

All Ricoh devices at the tournament will be set to energy-efficient default settings, and employees and journalists in the media centre will be encouraged to send digital documents and to print in black and white, or double sided.

At the end of the tournament, Ricoh says all remaining carbon emissions will be offset through carbon credits generated by clean energy projects in which it has invested.

“As an international sporting event, the Ricoh Women’s British Open sets an example for other tournaments to act in a more sustainable way,” said Chas Moloney, marketing director, Ricoh UK and Ireland.

A Ricoh billboard, the European eco-board, powered by 100pc solar and wind power, will also be on display at the golfing event.

Photo: Chas Moloney, marketing director, Ricoh UK and Ireland

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic