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Hinton Davis

Hinton Davis

Business Development Manager at Docufree | Specializing in Document Scanning and Capture, Workflow Automation and Enterprise Content Management

Earth Day: Digital Transformation & Its Positive Environmental Impact

Earth Day was established in 1970 with a mission to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Since then, has grown into the world’s largest recruiter for the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in more 190 countries to drive positive environmental action for our planet.

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™. The website’s headline aptly says, “As the world returns to normal, we can’t go back to business as usual.” And, for us, that means companies can’t return to a work environment built on paper-based documents—especially as the hybrid-workplace model looks to be more of a sustainable, operational reality for the future.

You might say every day is Earth Day at Docufree. We not only help businesses reduce their paper documents, but we also do our part as a company to support sustainability. We are committed to protecting the health of our planet with zero-waste sustainability.

Document scanning and imaging services should be the first step for companies that want to reduce their paper footprints. However, we often find that organizations are intimated by the exorbitant number of paper documents they actually have on file—which unfortunately often leads to inaction on their part. Make no mistake, managing a large-scale document scanning project on your own can be needlessly complicated, time-consuming and expensive, especially if it isn’t done right, and in line with your rules and requirements, at the beginning.

However, Docufree makes the entire process easy. All the services, software, and support are provided in an all-in-one solution that turns any size document scanning project around quickly and accurately at an affordable cost. All you have to do is place your files in our 100-percent recycled Docufree boxes. We handle the rest. And, because our services involve more than just a scan-it-and-forget model, we can perpetuate a full cycle of digitalization—and reduce reliance on paper documents at every touchpoint—with capabilities to name, index, organize, store, access and share newly scanned documents with other enterprise systems.

What you should know is that our packaging is designed with our customer’s trust and environmental footprint in mind. Made from 100-percent recycled material, Docufree file boxes reduce packaging waste and ensure our customers’ documents arrive safely and unharmed.

Unlike other document scanning services, we don’t shred paper (unless you request it). Our commitment to sustainability includes processes that pulverize scanned documents into a paste, which is then used to build new shipping boxes—helping bring paper documents full circle.

Thanks in large part to our recycling partner Pratt Industries, we have been able to achieve the following environmental impact savings from 2017 to 2020:

  • 6,193,600 gallons of water saved;
  • 15,042 trees spared;
  • 885 tons of carbon dioxide prevented;
  • 3,539,200 kilowatt hours of power saved:
  • 2,920 cubic yards diverted from landfill; and
  • 100-percent recycled materials.

Docufree Environmental Impact Savings

If you haven’t started a sustainability initiative at your company or simply want to add another layer to an existing green program, we can’t think of a better day than today to jump start that.

As businesses, our collective actions to reduce paper usage can make a profound impact on our planet that is impossible to ignore.

Contact us if your organization is ready to join the movement to rid the world of paper-based documents for good.

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