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IPS contributes 5,000 trees to restore degraded landscapes

The Meadowlands, N.J., company continues its commitment to the environment with a contribution to Trees for the Future.

Feb. 8, 2012, Secaucus, N.J. – IPS, a national leader in paperless document management solutions, continued its commitment to decreasing its carbon footprint and increasing awareness of environmental issues by making a sizeable donation to Trees for the Future.

IPS’ contribution will allow the organization to plant 5,000 fast-growing, permanent, beneficial trees in fragile, eroded lands around the world. The company has donated nearly 15,000 trees over the course of its partnership with Trees for the Future.

The company has donated nearly 15,000 trees over the course of its partnership with Trees for the Future.

Trees for the Future has been helping underserved communities plant trees since 1989. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training and country programs, Trees for the Future has empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands, protecting the environment and helping preserve traditional livelihoods and culture for generations.

“At IPS, we’ve been leveraging paperless solutions to create cost savings and efficiencies for our clients for more than 20 years,” IPS president and CEO Greg Bartels said. “But we also recognize how important decreasing paper consumption is to our environment. Working with Trees for the Future is a natural progression of that philosophy. As responsible corporate citizens, giving back is simply the right thing to do – and helping the environment helps us all.”

Paper use and deforestation fast facts

  • Every 5,000 invoices processed by IPS equals one tree – which is capable of clearing the air of 250 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
  • Every year, enough paper is thrown away to form a 12-foot-high wall between New York and California.
  • More than 70 percent of pulp used in the paper industry comes from forest trees, rather than tree farms.

About IPS
Founded in 1991, IPS enables clients to move from legacy, analog, document processes to innovative, 100% digital processes including document scanning, conversion, archiving and workflow with near-perfect 99.995% data accuracy. IPS skillfully combines superior technology with human intelligence, customer-specific business rules and rigorous quality control in a cloud-based environment for maximum compliance, security and ROI. Defining best practices for decades, IPS transforms daily transactions into predictable, streamlined, fully digital processes.

Numerous Fortune 500 companies rely on IPS, as do 3 of the top 5 insurance companies, 4 of the top 5 financial service companies, 3 of the top 4 advertising and media companies and 2 of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies. http://www.ipsservices.com