The Lean, Green Document Machine
Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi) has “gone green,” with their new electric delivery car. Since January 2010, DSi has used its eye-catching, energy-saving car to make as many as 12 local deliveries a day – without using gasoline or polluting the environment.
For its efforts, Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi), an e-discovery and digital forensics company, won the “Lean, Mean & Green” Award from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Presented to a Future 50 winner, this new “Distinct Honor Award” celebrates precedent-setting, sustainable business practices that significantly impacted institutional procedures, products or services. The “Lean, Mean & Green” Award was one of six Distinct Honor Awards given, recognizing that businesses need more than just revenue growth to be leaders in the marketplace.
The Future 50 award is an annual recognition program of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 50 fastest growing, privately owned companies in the Nashville area. DSi was named a Future 50 winner for the second year in a row.
“When we determined to change our mode of transportation for deliveries, we did research into various options and found a company that makes these electric cars,” said Co-founder Tom Turner. “We had it tailored to our needs and confirmed required specifications with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. What used to require a gas-chugging vehicle – not to mention hard-to-find parking – now can be done with a regular 110v outlet.”
Originally started as a photocopying firm, DSi has been consistently making the effort to “go green” over the last 10 years, including a dramatic decrease in paper used. Today, less than a fifth of their work involves actual paper, with the rest of the documents handled and delivered digitally. In addition to their other green initiatives, DSi saves all paper waste and has it shredded and used for recycling.
“Our goal is to be a prime example of a company that is pushing to be more environmentally friendly while still providing excellent service to our clients,” said co-founder KevinTyner.