Lexmark has a long-standing commitment to the circular economy and is helping promote this model in Europe.
As a leader among organizations who strive to maximize resource efficiency, Lexmark joined the European Remanufacturing Council (CER) as a founding member in 2017. “The decision to join the CER was easy. We’re always looking for new ways to become more sustainable, whilst also empowering our customers to do the same,” said Sylvie Thomas, head of corporate responsibility for Lexmark in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “By joining the CER, we continue to deepen our commitment to the circular economy by increasing our interests in remanufacturing. This is a very important part of our product lifecycle, and we want to continue to make it as sustainable a process as possible.”
Launched with the objective of becoming the focal point for remanufacturing policy dialogue and benchmarking in Europe and beyond, the CER works with leading remanufacturers in Europe to raise policymaker awareness and encourage sustainability and remanufacturing initiatives, while helping to grow businesses and create new jobs. Lexmark is aligned with these initiatives, even showcasing our remanufacturing efforts and regional manufacturing when policymakers from the European Commission visited our supplies manufacturing facility in Zary, Poland.
Lexmark further affirms our commitment to a circular economy through our involvement in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100. Through CE100, Lexmark works with other corporations, governments, cities, academic institutions and emerging innovators to develop innovative concepts that will help move circular economy concepts forward. Lexmark completed a collaborative project with Dell, Philips, Renault, Schneider Electric, Suez, Veolia and TU Delft University that aimed to map material pathways of certain complex plastics in order to investigate potential cross use of secondary raw materials amongst various industry players. Published on the CE100 website, “Scaling Recycled Plastics across Industries” provides evaluations of and recommendations for closed loops.