Public Policy

On issues for which Xerox’s experience and knowledge add an important perspective to public debate, the company provides direct input and advice to policy makers, both directly and indirectly through various coalitions and trade associations. Xerox, primarily through the Office of External Affairs, has interactions with governments and government organizations throughout the U.S. (at both state and federal levels) and around the world. We discuss issues that range from legal, trade, tax policy and financial activities to regulatory compliance, intellectual property and procurement.

Trade associations around the world often play an important role in assisting our company with business development opportunities and citizenship activities as well as helping Xerox meet certain public policy objectives. Xerox is a member of a wide array of trade associations. Any contributions that are not deductible for tax purposes are reported in Xerox’s lobbying disclosure reports. Xerox senior managers play a leadership role in various organizations, such as the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. These organizations develop and promote public policies that are considered important to Xerox’s public policy interests and operations.

Here are examples of public policy issues that Xerox follows closely:

Environment

We believe that industry needs to do its part to address growing concern over the risks of climate change. Xerox was the first high-technology company to join the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), an alliance of business and environmental leaders working together to protect the climate and spur legislation and regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Xerox is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders Program and the Business Roundtable’s Climate RESOLVE program. Both are voluntary initiatives to help companies develop long-term strategies for climate change. We also helped create and design the ENERGY STAR® program for imaging equipment, which is intended to ensure maximum energy efficiency in imaging products.

Retirement Policy

We believe policy makers should foster a legal and economic framework that encourages employers to maintain and increase the number of workers who have access to employer-provided retirement security and healthcare.