Lexmark is committed to designing energy-efficient products. This is evident by the number of our products that are Energy Star certified. Launched in 1992, Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that has grown into a globally recognized symbol for energy-efficient products and practices.
As a charter Energy Star partner, Lexmark is committed to supporting the Energy Star program through energy-efficient product design. In fact, 100 percent of Lexmark devices released in 2011 are Energy Star certified and included an Auto Duplex feature. This was achieved through the development and release of products with Instant Warm Up fusing technologies and factory-standard duplex options.
On a global scale, many available Lexmark laser products meet the power consumption requirements of Germany’s highly-respected Blue Angel environmental certification.
|Product Segment||2010 Energy Efficiency Metric||Metric 2011 Energy Efficiency Metric|
|Inkjet Products1||Fleet Average of 0.515 kwh / week||Fleet Average of 0.425 kwh / week|
|Laser Products2||Fleet Average of 0.153 Energy Star TEC / PPM||Fleet Average of 0.150 Energy Star TEC / PPM|
% of Product Offerings that meet Energy Star
|Product Segment||2010 Product Offerings||2011 Product Offerings|
|Energy Star Qualified Models||Models that Meet Energy Star Energy Requirements but do not meet the auto-duplex Requirements||Models that do not Meet Energy Star Energy Requirements|
|Color laser products||C540dw, C543dn||C540n|
|C544dn, C544dtn, C544dw, C546dtn||C544n|
|X544dn, X544dtn, X546dtn||X544n|
|X792de, X792dte, X792dtfe, X792dtme, X792dtpe, X792dtse|
|Mono laser products||E260d, E260dn, E260dtn||E260n|
|E460dn, E460dtn, E462dtn|
|X463de, X464de, X464dte, X466de, X466dte, X466dwe|
|X654de, X656de, X656dte|
|X658de, X658dte, X658dfe, X658dme, X658dtfe, X658dtme|
|X860de 3, X860de 4|
|X862dte 3, X862dte 4|
|Inkjet products4||Pro4000, Pro4000c, Pro5500, Pro5500t|
|Pro 912, Pro915, Pro919|
Lexmark product designers have long looked to the Blue Angel standard for environmental design guidance. Blue Angel, an environmental certification established 1978 in Germany, is one of the most prestigious green certifications awarded worldwide. In the summer of 2008, Lexmark first sought Blue Angel RAL-UZ 122 certification for select Lexmark laser products and has worked to expand the number of Blue Angel RAL-UZ 122 certified devices. As of 2011 the following products held Blue Angel certification:
Lexmark is actively monitoring the Blue Angel RAL-UZ 122 revision and will assess product status when the requirements are finalized in 2012, placing new requirements as design goals if not already achieved.
On October 5, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13514, which calls for federal agencies to purchase products that are environmentally preferable and to give procurement preference for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registered electronic products. Lexmark supports the U.S. federal government in its goal of setting a leadership role in environmental stewardship, energy efficiency and economic recovery.
The EPEAT system and the environmental criteria for computers and monitors were originally developed in a multi-stakeholder process. EPEAT’s environmental criteria are contained in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) public standard, IEEE 1680. The system currently covers desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors (IEEE 1680.1).
The IEEE Standards Association is currently balloting the IEEE 1680.2 standard, which will be used by EPEAT to qualify imaging equipment. The standards development process is complicated, requires the participation of many stakeholders with various agendas and requires the completion of numerous review processes before the standard is approved and subsequently published.
Lexmark is participating in the ongoing IEEE 1680.2 standard development process. Approval and publication of the standard is anticipated within the next 12 to 18 months. Until the standard is approved and published, requirements will be uncertain. Lexmark, therefore, cannot provide forward looking statements as to whether specific products will be qualified to any anticipated standard criteria level required for the EPEAT registry. When IEEE 1680.2 is approved, Lexmark will make a full assessment of our product offerings and reveal that assessment to our clients.
Lexmark products are certified to a number of other voluntary environmental certifications worldwide. These certifications include the Canada Eco Logo (CCD-035), China certification HJ/T 302-2006 and Taiwan Green Mark. In compliance with the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, Lexmark assembles TAA compliant products at it's configuration and distribution center in Southaven, MS.
Lexmark has provided ECMA 370 (The Eco Declaration) for laser and inkjet products for many years. Formerly known as IT Eco Declarations, ECMA 370 declarations provide objective and comparable environmental information.
Lexmark, along with other Imaging Equipment Manufacturers, signed the Industry Voluntary Agreement on Improvement of Environmental Design of Imaging Equipment in the EU in June 2011. This agreement commits manufacturers to make certain environmentally friendly changes, including posting ECMA 370 (The Eco Declaration) on a publicly available web site. Click here to view the ECMA 370 (The Eco Declaration) listing.
Additionally, Lexmark provides IT Eco Declarations for laser and ink print supplies upon request.