[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

WellPoint has partnered with Xerox to adopt greener business practices and save more than $3 million annually using managed print services (MPS) across WellPoint’s 90 office locations.

Xerox and WellPoint designed the Green Office Initiative, a sustainable document strategy that helps WellPoint better monitor how much printing is being done, and provide employees with more environmentally sensitive ways to work with documents. By deploying MPS, WellPoint eliminated 9,000 devices – printers, copiers and fax machines – in favor of more efficient multifunction devices. As a result, paper expenses are down more than $280,000 from last year and WellPoint says it estimates a 60 percent reduction in print-related energy use and total greenhouse gases.