Ethics

The Xerox Ethics and Compliance Governance Board, a committee of 21 senior executives from business units and corporate functions, integrates the company’s ethics and compliance program into all worldwide business operations. The Board, through the Chief Human Resources and Ethics Officer, reports to the President’s office and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Key components of the ethics and compliance program include:

  • Global Code of Conduct for all employees (produced in 18 languages).
  • Annual CEO Communiqué on business ethics distributed to all employees.
  • Annual certification that senior managers are in compliance with the Code of Conduct and have processes in place to support the ethics and compliance program.
  • Annual acknowledgment by all employees of the Code of Conduct.
  • Periodic training for all employees on the Code of Conduct and supporting policies.
  • Ethics Helpline, accessible toll-free from anywhere in the world, plus direct e-mail access to the Ethics Office.
  • Monthly ethics survey to a random sample of employees, conducted in seven countries.
  • Ethics Web site, newsletters and company Intranet postings.

The Ethics Office has a formal, consistent method for assessing alleged violations and complaints and directing them to the appropriate functional areas for investigation, resolution and closure.

Employee and Community Affairs - Total Number of Cases. 2005: 655, 2006: 506, 2007: 479