Essex Business Machines Environmental Policy

A message from Essex Business Machines’ Managing Director, Mark Bailey:

Essex Business Machines Ltd is embedding sustainability at the core of our company. We recognise that we as a company have a responsibility to trade and conduct business in a way that will not be harmful to the environment.

In order to be effective in the undertaking of this policy, we have implemented a plan with milestones along the way. For example, we are working towards being totally carbon neutral by 2016.

Since 2011 we have been working with Lexmark to stop the disposal of their cartridges in landfill sites. We have done this by handing out free cartridge containers. Once full we collect them from our customers, ensuring all cartridges can be recycled.

EBM supply a line of refurbished machines. This means machines which come back from leases are fully refurbished, in-house by our qualified engineers, then reintroduced back into the office environment. If we do have to dispose of a machine then it is completely recycled. All plastics and metals are sent off to be recycled.

We make sure the manufacturers we partner with have suitable environmental policies. We have uploaded Olivetti’s environmental policy to our site, found under the environmental tab.

Ricoh’s environmental credentials can be found here: and Lexmark’s environmental policy can be found here:

We want our customers to feel that we are doing all we can to become sustainable and help the environment for future generations.

Please download our full environmental policy below.

Kind regards,

Mark Bailey

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