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Published on August 21st, 2018 | by Subhash Nair

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How Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is Reducing Paper Wastage

Plug-in Hybrids are supposed to be good for the environment. But they’re an extremely complicated way of reducing emissions.

To us, it’s the little things that count. If a company sells PHEVs but cuts down a few trees for press releases during the launch of the PHEV itself, then the intention isn’t quite there.

So we reached out to manufacturers who sell locally-assembled PHEVs and asked what they were going to do about paper use at events.

And here’s the response we got from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia:

“At Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, our path to future mobility is a holistic approach. In the pursuit of sustainable and responsible practices, a simple initiative which we have undertaken is to move towards digitalising our Press Information dissemination. This has further optimised the collaboration with our media stakeholders, alongside encouraging a culture of reducing use of paper in the Malaysian automotive industry.

We thank Mercedes-Benz Malaysia for their efforts towards sustainability and for their quick response. Their statement has been shortened to include just paper use at events.

Here’s the rest of the statement for those who are interested:

“Internally, we have taken such steps in and around the office to reduce waste where possible. A little bit goes a long way, and with over 450 colleagues in Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia including our production plant in Pekan, the result is significant. We are proud to say as well that our home of Wisma Mercedes-Benz has been accredited as the first green industrial building in Subang Jaya and awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

“However, these efforts go beyond just ourselves. Together with our dealer partners, we have digitalised our sales literature, in line with global direction to discontinue printed brochures and catalogues, and introduced Digital Signage in our authorised Autohauses nationwide. As announced last year, we are in the final stages of preparing Sales Touch which will enable a high degree of digitalisation in the sales transaction. Not only does this minimise the usage of paper, but also delivers improved convenience and enhances the overall customer experience,” said Dr Claus Weidner, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.


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