Wyzetalk's Digital Employee Experience Solution Helps our Client Contribute to a Sustainable Future
According to Global Forest Watch, “In 2010, the world had 3.92Gha of tree cover, extending over 30% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 25.8Mha of tree cover.” This sobering fact that deforestation has continued over the pandemic has led to many companies looking for solutions to improve sustainability.
Wyzetalk’s employee experience platform facilitates the digitisation of several critical business processes that have traditionally been paper-based.
One of the areas where the company has made a considerable positive environmental impact is by developing a digital self-assessment screening test for COVID-19 that has eliminated the need for paper-based forms to be filled in by each employee.
With over 300,000 COVID-19 screening tests carried out daily on the Wyzetalk platform, the saving is significant as this calculation demonstrates:
- 300,000 COVID-19 screenings per day = 109,500,000 sheets of paper saved per year
- Each tree yields between 10k-20k sheets, so, this equates to approximately 7,300 trees
The Wyzetalk platform has not just reduced the demand for trees, but each sheet of paper uses 20l of water to produce so, the solution also is also estimated to save 2,19B litres of water per year.
But the costs of paper-based processes involve financial implications as well as costs to efficiency and the overall employee experience.
When taken at face value, the cost of a sheet of paper is relatively low. But there are hidden costs that add up and end up costing organisations millions every year.
First off, there are the actual costs of printing. According to one printing company, “the average cost to print a page on a laser printer is around 5- to 8-cents for black and white.” In the case of the COVID screening tests, this works out to a minimum daily cost of $15,000, or an annual cost of $5,475,000.
Then there are the additional costs to consider too: “The cost of storing, copying, printing, and disposing can add up to 31 times more than the cost of purchasing paper in the first place.”
Reducing the environmental impact combined with the hard cost savings associated with printing and paper procurement leaves little room for an argument against not embarking on a digitisation process for COVID screening.
With further possibilities for applying the solution to automating other critical business processes in a similar manner, Wyzetalk can enable companies to make even further savings to their bottom line and contribute to a sustainable environment.