Colour Multifunction


UK government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture and more.

Driving Business Efficiencies and Reducing Carbon Footprint

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was formed in 2001 when the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) was merged with part of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and with a small part of the Home Office. Working closely with its client, IBM identified a need for Defra to reduce operating costs and carbon footprint and highlighted print as an area where it could potentially make significant savings both financially and in terms of CO2 output. It issued a tender for a solution provider to deliver the service and after a period of consultation selected OKI as its partner.  IBM and OKI initiated the MPS process at Defra by carrying out a comprehensive print audit. The solution implemented by OKI represented a balanced deployment of devices from A4 desktop printers to A3 and A4 colour and mono MFPs right up to large departmental A3 multifunction devices.  

“It is all about controlling Defra’s printing costs and making sure their printing requirements are met at the same time – not only today but also into the future as its business needs change.” -  Rob Brown, MPS Business Manager, OKI

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