Optimize Your ESG Reporting for Your Print Infrastructure with ezeep

ESG Reporting

In the era of sustainability reporting and ESG requirements, enterprises are increasingly expected to not only to be economically successful but also to fulfill ecological and social responsibilities.

Already, many companies voluntarily report their sustainability performance or are subject to mandatory ESG reporting obligations. The matter is complex and transnational; alongside the EU laws which would apply, for example, to US and UK companies operating in Europe, there are also international IFRS standards, SECR, GRI and other sustainability guidelines which can apply. It is therefore recommended that companies review their international and national responsibilities in order to identify the key ESG performance indicators to report against.

A key aspect often overlooked in ESG reporting is the impact of enterprise print infrastructure. This is where ezeep comes into play. ezeep can assist companies in reducing their CO2 footprint and effectively showcase their progress within the context of ESG reporting.

CO2 Savings by Replacing Print Servers

Operating traditional print servers is energy-intensive. By switching to the tiny ezeep Hub print appliance in combination with ezeep Blue, a cloud-based print management solution, companies can reduce their dependency on physical print servers. This leads to significant energy savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions, ultimately meeting key ESG reporting requirements and achieving a positive result in your sustainability reporting.

ESG Reporting Template: CO2 Savings Through the ezeep Hub

  • Transition from traditional print servers to ezeep Hub.
  • Documentation of reduced energy consumption and CO2 savings.

Company-Wide Introduction of Pull Printing To Reduce Paper Waste

An important measure in this context is so-called Pull Printing. It is a method that ensures print jobs are only executed when the user is physically present at the printer and authenticates themselves, for example, with a QR code as the document owner. Pull Printing typically avoids unnecessary prints and saves paper. ezeep enables easy implementation of Pull Printing, thus contributing significantly to the reduction of paper waste.

ESG Reporting Template: Paper Consumption Savings through Pull Printing

  • Implementation of Pull Printing with ezeep for company-wide paper savings.
  • Calculation of saved paper volumes and associated CO2 reduction.

Increasing the Lifespan of Existing Printer Hardware

Extending the lifespan of printer hardware is an important step in reducing electronic waste. The ezeep Hub allows companies to continue using existing printers efficiently without having to replace them with new devices.

ESG Reporting Template: Sustainability Through Continued Use of Older Hardware

  • Extending the lifespan of existing printers through integration with the ezeep Hub.
  • Contribution to the reduction of electronic waste and promotion of resource conservation.

Enforcement of Duplex as Default

Double-sided or duplex printing is a simple but effective method to halve paper consumption. With ezeep, you can introduce duplex printing as a default option via the Printer Profiles feature, which instantly helps organizations to further reduce their paper usage. A significant plus point when it comes to ESG criteria.

ESG Reporting Template: Promotion of Duplex Printing

  • Promotion of double-sided printing per default by using ezeep.
  • Calculation of paper savings and environmental benefits through the implementation of duplex printing.

Compensation for the CO2 Impact of Paper Production and Printing

Paper production and the printing process are sources of CO2 emissions. ezeep compensates for the CO2 output caused by printing.

ESG Reporting Template: Compensation for the CO2 Impact

  • Introduction of ezeep for direct volume-dependent compensation of the CO2 output from the remaining print volume (paper production and printing process)


By using ezeep to manage their print infrastructure, companies can make significant progress in fulfilling their ESG reporting requirements and providing positive sustainability reports. A positive ESG balance is not only proof of ecological responsibility but improves operational efficiency, contributes to cost savings and strengthen company branding. With the templates mentioned above, companies can clearly and effectively communicate their successes to inform and inspire stakeholders.

Adopting ezeep is thus a strategic step for forward-looking companies aiming to achieve their sustainability goals while optimizing their operational performance.