Canon Emirates signs 100th MPS contract in the UAE
Company also launches Canon Business Service across the UAE
Canon Emirates (CE), a subsidiary of Canon Middle East, has signed its 100th Managed Print Service (MPS) contract in the UAE.
A gala event was held at Palazzo Versace to mark the occasion and to launch Canon Business Services, a consulting arm of Canon that the company says will offer a wide range of value-driven solutions for continuous process improvements across various sectors.
With more than 500 customers and 3,000 employees across 18 countries in EMEA, Canon Business Services aims to build long-term relationships in the UAE, the company said. This is led by a focus on enhancing document efficiencies from managing print to mail room and print room services. The division also aims to provide services that enhance the use of information and document handling to transform the way enterprises engage with their customers and manage business processes.
Managed print services has helped Canon achieve a 60% reduction in the environmental impact of our hardcopy fleet. Similarly, by providing Software as a Solution (SaaS), the company is helping businesses reduce their paper consumption by moving their processes online. Canon says the launch of MPS is another example of its commitment to CSR, as the service is a tool for enhancing productivity, saving paper, enhancing security and cost-saving on print activities thus contributing to the ‘sustainability vision’ of the region.
Additionally, Canon aims to optimise the lifecycles of its products through take-back, refurbishment and remanufacturing schemes. Canon Emirates started its toner and ink cartridge-recycling program in the UAE since 2012 where Canon Emirates business customers in the UAE can apply to the program. The program offers recycling service of Canon toner and ink cartridges, with collection of empty cartridges. All collected cartridges are properly recycled, to reduce waste.
Shadi Bakhour, general manager, Canon Emirates, said: “We are committed to our customers and thank them for their trust and support. We also believe that MPS is more than just print outsourcing, it is a journey. By working and consulting with our customers we have a positive impact on reducing energy and paper consumption.
“Moreover, signing our 100th MPS customer is a milestone for us and by celebrating it with our partners we are strengthening our relationships and leveraging our offerings. We are also highlighting new business solutions that will help our customers to achieve transformational growth through content management and workflow practices.”
Canon’s efforts have been recognised through several awards including the EcoVadis gold rating for the second consecutive year, which positions the company among the top 5% for sustainability performance.
The company also won Gold at the Green Apple awards (2015) and The Circulars award. These honours for Canon’s closed-loop toner cartridge recycling demonstrate the successful implementation of its circular economy programme, driven by its guiding corporate philosophy – Kyosei, meaning living and working together for the common good.
The event was attended by around 250 current Canon Emirates MPS customers’ across the UAE.