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Xerox Citizenship Efforts Helping the World Work Better- Company Stands with the Obama Administration on Climate Pledge

22 Oct, 2015

NORWALK, CT- October 22, 2015 - The Xerox Foundation, which invests $13.5 million annually in the non-profit sector, donated $100,000 to Save the Children’s Ebola Relief Fund last year. And technology, such as the Maven solution from Consilience Software, A Xerox Company, helped streamline the process of containing diseases like Ebola, in places like New York City to reduce the chances of disease outbreaks.

This two-fold response by Xerox to a human crisis is just one of many initiatives detailed in its recently released online 2015 Global Citizenship Report. Now in its tenth year of publication, the report tracks the company’s efforts to help the world work better in responsible and resourceful ways. It provides insight into how Xerox continues to lead the corporate world in areas such as diversity, ethics and environmental sustainability.

“Since our founding over a century ago, we’ve been motivated to make positive contributions to the communities in which we operate and to the world at large,” said Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and chief executive officer. “That motivation is driven by our values and highest ideals of integrity, innovation and excellence.”

Highlights from this year’s Global Citizenship Report include:

  • Since 2010, direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions are down 32 percent. The reductions are the result of improved energy efficiency and energy management practices, and new technologies. This week, Xerox built on its long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability by signing a pledge PDF file, organized by the White House, to take additional measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy.
  • Xerox was ranked No. 4 on the Corporate Responsibility Magazine “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, based on its performance in climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.
  • In 2014, more than 2,500 non-profit organizations, colleges and universities received direct financial support from The Xerox Foundation through grants, matching gifts or community involvement activities.
  • Xerox continued to draw on the experience and creativity of a well-balanced, diverse workforce. In the U.S., 55 percent of employees are women, and women represent 27 percent of executive and senior-level managers.
  • In 2014, Xerox improved its management of non-hazardous solid waste to 93 percent, up from 92 percent in 2013. The company has established a new goal to drive the reuse/recycle rate to 100 percent by 2020 at technology facilities compared to a baseline year of 2009.
  • Having met its corporate goal to reduce water consumption by 21 percent from 2009 levels by 2014, Xerox established a new goal to reduce water consumption by 35 percent by 2020. Water consumption in 2014 was down 28 percent against the 2020 goal.

These are just a few examples of the things the company is doing to nurture a holistic citizenship program that benefits people, communities and the planet, and also creates value for Xerox employees, our customers and our shareholders. To view the report and for more information about Xerox's citizenship activities, visit http://www.xerox.com/citizenship-2015.  

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About Xerox
Xerox is helping change the way the world works. By applying our expertise in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and user-centric insights, we engineer the flow of work to provide greater productivity, efficiency and personalization. We conduct business in 180 countries, and our more than 130,000 employees create meaningful innovations and provide business process services, printing equipment, software and solutions that make a real difference for our clients – and their customers.

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