Océ’s R&D engineers design parts and modules that are not type-specific and so can be used and reused in a range of printing systems. The Océ Prémia Class Certificate, introduced in 2011, describes the remanufacturing process and guarantees that the products perform as newly built. Océ also reached its target on waste going to landfill one year ahead of schedule with less than two percent of total waste from production facilities now disposed in landfills.
In 2011 Océ furthered efforts to increase the sustainability of its product offering and maximize benefits to its customers. The company introduced two new Océ Arizona® flatbed printers. Among other sustainable features, the Océ Arizona 360 GT and Océ Arizona 360 XT consume less than half of the electricity of many competing systems.
The Océ Arizona printers also use UV curable inks that emit significantly fewer volatile organic compounds than solvent-based inks. The company also developed the Océ HeadSafe concept for the Océ ColorStream 3500 to save ink and prevent unnecessary cleaning procedures.
Employer of choice
A number of teams worked hard on preparing for the integration with Canon. Joint product roadmaps, Research & Development programs and the future structure have been defined as Canon and Océ move towards creating the overall number one presence in the printing industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Océ-Nederland was awarded the “TOP employer” of the year certificate in research accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
Océ in Leading Group of transparent Dutch companies
For the fourth consecutive year Océ has been included in the Leading Group of Dutch companies in the annual Transparency Benchmark. The Transparency Benchmark is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation to assess companies' transparency in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The company was also featured on Green Magazine TV produced by Worldwide Digital Communications Corporation. Océ was highlighted in the topic “Industry Leaders Pioneering the Future of Environmental Sustainability.”