"We see environmental sustainability not as a cost of doing business, but as a way of doing business," said Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and CEO. "When we act in ways that benefit the environment, it leads to sound business decisions that help the communities in which we live."
From employee training and education to integrating environmental priorities into research, engineering and manufacturing, Xerox has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. Xerox's four global environmental commitment areas are:
- Reducing Energy Use and Protecting the Climate: One hundred percent of eligible products launched in 2010 achieved an Energy STAR ® designation.
- Preserving Biodiversity and the World's Forests: Xerox was the first in its industry to offer two-sided printing and now offers a wide array of technologies and services that reduce paper use from managed print services to advanced digital imaging.
- Preserving Clean Air and Water:Recognizing water as a precious resource, Xerox has made manufacturing and site maintenance processes more efficient; decreasing worldwide water usage by more than 25 percent since 2005.
- Preventing and Managing Waste: Through reusing and recycling, Xerox's return processes for end-of-life equipment, supplies and consumables have resulted in more than 2 billion pounds of solid waste being diverted from landfills around the world.
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide.