FOLLOWME-PRINTING JOINT PROCUREMENT, FINLAND
The nine municipalities of the Tampere City Region make joint solutions, for example in support services related to ICT and office equipment. The aim is to have smooth and digitized service chains, a renewed way of doing things, improved efficiency, and savings in energy and costs.
With the optimization of equipment and the introduction of FollowMe-printing, our collaboration area in the neighbouring cities of Tampere (Hämeenkyrö, Kangasala, Lempäälä, Orivesi, Pirkkala, Nokia, Vesilahti and Ylöjärvi) has been able to reduce its yearly use of printed paper from 24 million pages to under 20 million pages. As a result of the modernized equipment technology, the CO2 emissions have gone down by 68,000 kg per year compared to the 2013 levels. The TEC-levels of energy consumption have gone down from 8.2 to 1.5, when measuring the average of the used equipment. The aforementioned eight cities began modernizing their printing and copying services already in 2009.
The City of Tampere has begun a similar modernization process in January 2017. The goal is to achieve equivalent savings which would lower the TEC-level to 1.4. The estimated reduction of the CO2 emissions is approximately 100,000 kg per year. With FollowMe -secure printing, the number of pages printed is predicted to decrease by up to 5 million pages per year. The project will be implemented by Canon Inc Tampere.