Green Initiatives

Minimizing Impact

Excel Business Systems prides itself on constantly working to minimize its environmental footprint and that of its customers through the following methods:








Energy Efficient Products

Excel’s product line is Energy Star certified. Canon has won numerous awards from the EPA’s Energy Star division, including Partner of the Year for 4 years! These energy efficient machines include the following features.

  • Energy Save mode with Quick Start feature

  • Lower Total Energy Consumption (TEC)

  • Duplexing

  • Scanning

  • PC Faxing

RoHS Compliant Products

These products restrict the use of 6 substances: Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated diphenyl ether (flame retardants). Canon goes beyond RoHS and prohibits, restricts or controls 26 potentially hazardous substances in all their products. They were the first in the industry to market RoHS compliant products.


Toner Recycling Program

Excel collects used toners from its customers and utilizes local recycling facilities to properly dispose of them. We encourage customers to recycle toners on their own as well.

Internal Consumption of Paper Products

The majority of all shipping materials (boxes, packaging and stuffing) from incoming shipments are saved for reuse in outgoing shipments. Those boxes that are too large or small are broken down and recycled. Additionally, all non-confidential paper used internally is recycled.

Refurbishing / Disposal of Used Equipment

Whenever possible, Excel refurbishes machines that are traded in. By repairing these machines they are given a new lease on life. In some instances this is not an option. When this happens, we donate the machines to a local non-profit recycling center. The center uses the money made from recycling the equipment to support food and clothing banks, youth education and other community programs.

MSDS Reports

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are provided at the initial installation of every machine. Excel keeps copies on hand so they are always available upon request.


For information on Canon's Environmental Initiatives, click here.

For links to Canon's Environmental Programs, click here.