October 23, 2018
Xerox has published its 2018 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report, elaborating on the impact of the company’s sustainability efforts across operations in 160 countries.
Highlights from this year’s report include:
- 100 percent of newly launched eligible Xerox products satisfied the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) and EPA ENERGY STAR eco-labels.
- 100 percent of products and parts returned by customers at end-of-life, diverted from entering landfills. Instead, Xerox says it remanufactured, reused, recycled, or provided the waste to suppliers who converted it into an energy source.
- Six percent of the U.S employee population are military veterans.
- Nine percent of the OEM’s total supplier spend is with small Tier I businesses, minority, woman or veteran-owned businesses.
- Employees provided 91,000 hours to local community involvement projects.
Earlier this year, the company published the first ever 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Progress Report, a data-driven and evergreen summary of goals and performance in the environment, social and governance categories. The progress report was created to enhance stakeholder communication and provide an easy to use reference that will provide real-time, updated data as well as goals for each category.
Xerox is also announcing two new sustainability goals: reducing energy use by 25 percent and also by 2025, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 percent from the 2016 baseline.
“Xerox is an iconic company driven by innovation, the smart investments that create the products and services to help our customers be more productive, profitable and sustainable,” said John Visentin, vice chairman and CEO, Xerox.
The Global CSR report focuses on the ways in which Xerox constantly seeks innovations in both sustainable services and products, in order to improve productivity through new technologies that connect the physical and digital worlds without adversely affecting the environment, human health and safety.
As an example, Xerox launched a program “You print one, we’ll plant one”; through a partnership with PrintReleaf, Xerox customers can reduce their overall environmental footprint and help global reforestation.
Annually Xerox says the OEM looks at its approach and performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities supporting social, economic and environmental dimensions. This report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, and aligns in part with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015.
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