Xerox today released its annual Global Citizenship Report, which summarizes the company’s efforts toward a sustainable enterprise including the significant advances Xerox made in the areas of energy, water conservation and waste.
The report cites achievement of several global corporate goals:
The Energy Challenge 2012 program which led to a 42 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissionsover the past 10 years.
The Zero Waste to Landfill program which reached a historic 99.3 percent landfill avoidance rate for customer returned parts, supplies and equipment through reuse and recycling initiatives.
The Water Conservation program which reduced water consumption by 17 percent during the past year.
The successful culmination of the seventh year of the Xerox partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
In the report’s letter to stakeholders, Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and CEO, commented on the company’s principle-backed practices toward a sustainable enterprise, noting that all of them align with the company’s broader purpose to help simplify the way work gets done in organizations of any size and across the globe.
“Just about every request for proposal we see these days wants to know how we’re making the world a better place – from our environmental stewardship and sustainability to ethical governance and community involvement,” she wrote. “And in just about every case we can come up with a triple-bottom-line benefit - good for our customers, good for Xerox and good for the planet.”
Last month, Xerox was recognized for its commitment to corporate social responsibility. For the sixth consecutive year, Xerox met the FTSE4Good criteria for corporate responsibility, social and stakeholder engagement, human rights and environmental actions. Created in 2001, the FTSE4Good Index is a series of benchmarks for socially responsible investors who want to measure performance using globally recognized standards.