Environmental Responsibility

SSNQ takes consideration of the environment very seriously and actively promotes and participates in initiatives that prioritise the green agenda, both for ourselves and our clients and our Environmental Management System meets the ISO14001:2004 standard (https://www.environment.gov.au/topics/sustainable-communities/government-sustainability/environmental-management).

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured system or management tool designed to help an organisation to reduce its negative impacts on the environment and improve its environmental performance. The system can also provide a methodical approach to planning, implementing and reviewing an organisation’s environmental management.

Our environmental policy is centred on

Supplying the very best in eco-friendly solutions using Energy Star certified multi-functional devices in place of separate energy-consuming units, and paperless document distribution systems.

Collaborating with market-leading manufacturers to reduce packaging, the use of hazardous and non-renewable materials and the environmental impact of the product lifecycle, from first manufacture to final disposal. Recycling all redundant devices in line with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. Offering clients a toner bottle and print cartridge collection and recycling service in association with Planet Ark (http://cartridges.planetark.org/) which has already diverted more than one million units away from landfill.

SSNQ’s Environmental Policy Statement

SSNQ clients are able to recycle their toner bottles through Planet Ark’s “Cartridges 4 Planet Ark Recycling Scheme” recycling scheme (http://cartridges.planetark.org). In partnership with Planet Ark, the toner, plastic and metals are streamed for specialist recycling in Australia and are reused to manufacture a range of different products including washing machine parts, traffic cones, building materials, fire alarm casings and games consoles – products which may, in turn, be recycled at the end of their own lifecycle.

Reduce Wastage, Prolong Consumables Life

When multifunction devices, products commonly known as MFD’s, MFP’s require toner, a warning and alert appears in the control panel advising the user to prepare to replace the black or colour toner cartridge, please order toner etc. At this stage, there is typically 20% toner retained in the cartridge, however, users simply dispose of the cartridge and waste significant toner. Unnecessarily! As part of SSNQ’s Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, we are continuously developing initiatives and have key objectives aimed at reducing wastage and our impact on the environment. By simply prolonging and extending the life of toner cartridges, we can reduce the impact on landfill, shipping and packaging.