Preserve biodiversity and the world’s forests

We believe it's our obligation to support the responsible use of paper and a sustainable paper cycle. To ensure responsible use of our precious natural resources, we provide strict environmental standards for our paper suppliers, offer environmentally sound paper, and support sustainable forest practices via our partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

Paper sourcing
  • Companies that provide paper to Xerox for resale must meet stringent requirements that cover all aspects of papermaking, from forest management to production of finished goods.
  • Xerox paper suppliers must provide detailed documentation verifying compliance with the Xerox paper sourcing and supplier policy.
Efficient use of paper
  • Xerox equipment and software are designed with features that allow customers to make efficient, use of paper including reliable two-sided (duplex) printing.
  • In mid-2010, Xerox integrated the “earth smart” feature into its global print driver. “Earth smart” brings several resource-saving settings together at the single click of a button, such as duplex, n-up, proof print and toner saving modes, thus making it easier for customers to make responsible printing choices.
  • Xerox Enterprise Print Services customers have access to sophisticated print management and reporting tools, such as Xerox Print Agent, which provide additional methods of encouraging and tracking responsible print behavior.
  • Software products such as DocuShare, SMARTsend, and FreeFlow Digital Workflow Collection help Xerox customers reduce paper consumption by facilitating electronic data management, scan to e-mail, print-on-demand and distribute-then-print workflows.
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  • Xerox offers a suite of convenient e-Commerce, online Account Management tools and environmental solutions to help Customers Go Green (PDF, 70 KB)
Deinkability
  • Ensuring that prints produced with Xerox equipment and materials can be responsibly managed at the end of their useful life is an important consideration in our product development process. When appropriate, independent testing is utilized to confirm that these prints pose no unique challenges to the recycling stream.
  • While the deinkability of xerographic prints has long been demonstrated, a key milestone for a new technology came in 2010 when the new Xerox Production Inkjet printer achieved a “Good Deinkability” rating from INGEDE, the international association of the deinking industry
The Nature Conservancy partnership
  • Xerox Corporation has invested an additional $1 million over four years in the second phase of our partnership with The Nature Conservancy to promote forest conservation and sustainable forest management around the globe.
  • The agreement builds on the work of the Forest Conservation Partnership between Xerox and The Nature Conservancy, which began in October 2006 with an initial investment of $1 million.