RIPA International introduces Green paperless programmes

Top Quote As part of its work to maximize resource efficiency, minimize our environmental impact (reducing waste and use of paper), and improving its services to its clients, RIPA International will remove paper altogether from its learning programmes. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 01, 2013 - From 29 July 2013, all learning materials will be preloaded onto an advanced e-reader, which delegates will take home with them after the programme to allow for easy access to lessons learned and to help facilitate their implementation with the sending organisations.

    As a highly IT literate organisation, electronic document management is used extensively across the Group. When implementing new systems, we focus on removing redundant processes, and replacing paper based services with online services, wherever possible. Some recent examples include the introduction of electronic smart boards and a new fully online booking system.

    The smart boards allow seamless integration between the speaker, the powerpoint presentation and attending delegates. Handwritten notes on the board are instantly digitised and shared on the e-readers as PDF documents. The new booking system improves the administrative process, saving the environment and enabling even more resources to go into our programmes.

    With the introduction of advanced e-readers as our learning materials platform, we will realise a number of additional benefits:

    Less paper used - saving trees
    Less waste/recycling - lower waste disposal costs and pressures on landfills
    No heavy learning materials for delegates to carry around
    Easier access to lesson materials using the e-reader's search function
    No risk of individual course sheets being lost

    Denise Smart, RIPA International's Managing Director, was quoted as saying 'This is an exciting step for RIPA International, we are not only minimizing our environmental impact, but also improving what we offer our clients. So far the response has been immensely positive. We will continue to look for new ways to improve our programmes'.

    More information about RIPA International:
    RIPA International offers a wide range of popular learning programmes both in the UK and internationally, that are all designed to fit an organisation's capacity-building requirements within the current global context.

    With over 90 years' experience supporting governments, public services and commercial organisations worldwide, RIPA International is proud to present its portfolio of development solutions for 2013. To view our list of programmes please visit: http://www.ripainternational.co.uk/Home.aspx

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