Lexmark joins European Remanufacturing Council to further strengthen commitment to circular economy


Lexmark has joined the European Remanufacturing Council (CER) as a founding member, further reaffirming our long-standing support for the circular economy.

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 policy-maker awareness and encourage sustainability and remanufacturing initiatives, while helping to grow businesses and create new jobs.

“The CER is an organization at the heart of remanufacturing in Europe,” said David Fitzsimons, founding director of the CER. “Our aim is simple — we want to raise policymaker awareness and understanding of the remanufacturing sector and the circular economy in Europe. With global organizations such as Lexmark supporting us, our job becomes much easier.”

As a vocal supporter of remanufacturing and broader sustainability and CSR initiatives around the world, Lexmark’s decision to join the CER highlights our intention to continue remanufacturing and other environmentally responsible business practices.

“As a circular economy leader, Lexmark’s 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.”

Through our pioneering Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP), we’ve made substantial developments in decreasing waste and in encouraging the public to reuse and recycle. LCCP is a global service that offers free cartridge collection, combined with a recycling and reuse process for cartridges, regardless of the cartridge producer. As an added benefit of the program, customers and partners have access to Lexmark Corporate Cartridges, our most sustainable line of cartridges, with guaranteed reusability and the highest post-consumer recycled content (PCR) in the market.

“Lexmark practices what it preaches — the company is renowned for its rich heritage in sustainability. Lexmark’s Cartridge Collection Program is living proof of this,” Fitzsimons said. “We look forward to welcoming the company as a founder member of the CER. Together, we will focus our efforts on strengthening the position of remanufacturing as the backbone of the circular economy.”

As a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Lexmark is constantly looking to make environmentally conscious decisions throughout our business, and we urge customers to make choices that have a positive impact on the environment. Lexmark’s membership is recognition of our ongoing commitment to building a regenerative, circular economy.

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