More and more companies are increasingly focusing each year on reducing environmental pollution and preserving natural resources. Ukrenergo was one of the first among Ukrainian state-owned companies to procure 100% recycled paper. In addition, in procuring the stationery and printing, the company also prefers recycled products.
The order on the introduction of environmentally friendly paper was signed by the head of Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk in the autumn. And this week, after conducting transparent procurement procedures, the company received the first batch of eco-paper. The paper of secondary raw materials did not cost any significant extra costs.
Simple steps like electronic document management, duplex printing, using 12 size font for all work documents, and reduction of the width of the document field will allow to significantly save on the amount of paper used. And of course, reduce the negative impact on the environment.
The first elements of Ukrenergo’s “green office” concept were introduced two years ago by installing multifunction printers in the office corridors, introducing electronic document flow, to name a few. On the company’s internal portal, each employee can review their volumes of paper usage and find out how many trees it took to make it. These initiatives have already yielded significant results. For example, the staff of Ukrenergo’s Central Office and Western Power System were able to reduce paper use by 11.2% over the three months.
“Every socially responsible company cannot stand aside the global environmental movement aimed at reducing environmental damage. We have joined the “green” trend of the UN Global Compact and the global GO GREEN! campaign and are consistently implementing the best practices of environmental responsibility that are currently available. Gradually, we are cultivating the skill of conscious consumption. Our initiative to save paper for office needs and procure paper from recycled materials is a good example for all state-owned companies to save thousands of hectares of forest,” said Mykhailo Bno-Airiian, Deputy CEO for Communications and International Cooperation.