Paper Saving Strategy


In today’s corporate world going green is no longer a novelty, it has become a significant factor in how enterprises conduct business which is coherent in their corporate portrayal as well as fulfilling their social responsibilities.

With the growing demand for companies to reduce their carbon footprint companies are adopting environmentally friendly, innovative e-document storage and delivery solutions, eliminating traditional printing and mailing of customer correspondence such as invoices, statements, payslips and marketing material.

Paper saving strategies for organisations that communicate with customers on a regular basis is essential and one of the easiest ways to reduce their carbon footprint. EDI provides immediate, secure and compliant e-document delivery solutions rapidly reducing paper based correspondence.

Companies that implement electronic document delivery solutions can expect an almost immediate return on investment (ROI) through the elimination of paper, printing, packaging and postage costs.

Industry leaders in financial, telecommunication, utility and insurance industry have taken advantage of the numerous cost benefits that e-document delivery has to offer whilst saving trees, reducing carbon emissions and ultimately preserving the environment.

Paper saving strategies are implemented gradually as “Turning off paper” is a reality that depends on corporate and consumer adoption.

Corporations have to take into consideration customers who do not necessarily have an email address, mobile phone or medium for viewing their e-documents and consumers need to realize the environmental impact physical printed correspondence has on the environment.

Seamless transformation may be achieved if corporations:

  • Provide customers with benefits of “Going Green”
  • Offer incentives for customers to receive documents electronically.
  • Promote their “Green Initiatives” on their website and physical printed documents.
  • Provide easy registration procedures on their website.
  • Include a link/address for registration on physical printed documents.
  • Clearly communicate “enrol by” dates for planned phasing out of printed documents.