Utility Member Roundtable
The Alliance is currently hosting two Utility Roundtables: a Cost Savings Roundtable and a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Roundtable. Each of these groups meet once a month to discuss best sustainability practices on their respective topics.
Highlighted Case Study from Cost Savings Roundtable: Entergy saving money and reducing their environmental impacts through their Print Smart Campaign
Entergy worked with its strategic partner, Xerox, and recently moved to a managed print environment branded as the Print Smart Campaign. Prior to the campaign, Entergy had over 4,000 print devices company-wide and consumed over 126 million pages a year, which requires 18,000 trees to produce. Entergy’s Print Smart Campaign, a green initiative to efficiently deliver high-quality print services, was able to:
■ Save approximately $1-3 million annually by reducing the number of printers that must be maintained and supported
■ Improve efficiency by providing faster devices with more of the capabilities employees need (scan-2-e-mail, 2-sided print, secure print)
■ Contribute to environmental sustainability through “greener” printing practices (use of eco-friendly devices that use less power, require less space and fewer supplies, elimination of cover pages)
■ Entergy’s environmental impact by reducing the total print volume resulted in:
- 258 tons of wood saved
- Reduction of 1,855,008 gallons of waste water
- 2,727 millions of BTUs reduced
- Reduction of 511,259 lbs. of GHG Emissions
Upcoming Utility Roundtables
SRM Roundtable – Scorecards Discussion – Thursday, May 23, 2 - 3 pm ET
Supplier Affiliate Member Roundtable
The SAM Roundtable kicked off on March 26th with great success. Since this was our first time meeting, each of the 17 supplier attendees introduced themselves to the group and shared what sustainability topics they are interested sharing or learning about. Based on the topics flagged, our April Roundtable was focused on Vehicle Idling. Several Supplier Affiliate Members shared information on their vehicle idling plans and there was time for those on the call to ask questions and discuss vehicle idling as a group.
Upcoming Supplier Affiliate Member Roundtable
Our next SAM Roundtable call will be on May 28 from 1-2 pm ET when we will hear from Eaton on their zero waste effort and Intren on their fleet management program. If you are a SAM please be sure to join us for this engaging and valuable session.