Reduce energy use to protect our climate
Industry must do its part to protect our climate. To this end, we reduce our carbon footprint by cutting energy use in our facilities, investing in product designs that conserve energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions, and offering digital multifunction printers and energy-efficient solutions to our customers.
Carbon footprint reduction - Energy Challenge 2012
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- Our Energy Challenge 2012 program began with the goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from worldwide operations by 10% from 2002 to 2012. By focusing efforts on energy efficiency, new technologies and business productivity, Xerox met this target six years ahead of schedule - in 2006.
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- Recognizing our obligation to do even more, in 2007, Xerox set a new and challenging goal to reduce our GHG emissions by 25% by 2012, from a 2002 baseline.
- Through 2009, we have cut emissions by 31%. This was achieved by reducing energy consumption in our facilities, manufacturing operations and across our service and sales vehicle fleet.
- While technically we have met our target, we recognize that a portion of the GHG emission reduction is also due to decreased production as a result of the downturns in the world's economy. In 2010 and years that follow, we expect market conditions to improve and our production levels to increase. We will continue to work diligently to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions within our operations and assess our overall GHG reduction each year until 2012, when we will announce performance against that goal.