“By digitising content, enterprises can improve their ability to service customers quickly and effectively, facilitate collaboration, improve access to information for team members, and increase overall productivity,” – AIIM
Also, win one of five Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 mobile scanners. Read on…
Businesses are being urged to take the ‘Paperless Pledge’ and go paper-free for a day as part of this year’s World Paper Free Day on November 6.
They’re encouraged to take part in the global campaign, which is designed to challenge organisations to “take solid steps on the path to using less paper” – eliminating the waste that piles of office paper can create, by AIIM (The Global Community of Information Professionals).
AIMM president John Mancini said: “It’s hard to believe that in 2015, so many of us are still so reliant on paper.
“It’s slow, inefficient and terrible for the environment. There are much better options available, with more and more technology dedicated to reducing use of paper.”
According to sustainability charity WRAP* (Waste and Resources Action Programme), the average office worker uses up to 45 sheets of paper per day, of which more than half is considered waste.
AIIM conducts annual research into the state of the paperless office, and early results from this year’s research, ‘Paper-Free Progress: measuring outcomes’, shows that 31% of business executives admit their office is ‘piled high’ with paper documents.
AIIM says its research consistently shows that not only does paper create expensive waste, but it also clogs up business processes.
By digitising content, AIMM says enterprises can improve their ability to service customers quickly and effectively, facilitate collaboration, improve access to information for team members, and increase overall productivity.
“We will never get rid of paper entirely,” says Mancini.
“But the volume used unnecessarily every day is mind-blowing. World Paper Free Day is all about asking people around the world, to think a bit harder about whether they really need to press that print button.
“We all know that that’s the best way to help your business flourish, as well as protect the environment.”
Businesses and individuals can register for World Paper Free Day (WPFD) and get a WPFD Pledge Kit, including social badges, by completing an online form.
For each registration, AIIM will make a donation to One Laptop per Child, the non-profit organisation offering laptops for children in developing countries.
AIIM also wants people to get behind the campaign by sending photos of the adverse or unproductive ways in which paper affects their work life.
As a reward, Fujitsu is offering five of its ScanSnap iX100 mobile scanners as prizes for the most extreme.
All you have to do is Tweet your picture between now and November 6 using the hashtag #WPFD. Prizes will go the most creative and humorous efforts.