Be Diverse

Diversity is an essential part of our company's corporate culture. Our people treat one another with equality, dignity, and respect. As individuals on a team, we rely on the others' strengths to build individual potential and improve our productivity.

We promote diversity by nurturing a culture of inclusion and opportunity, which is supported by a number of employee-focused initiatives and tracked through measurable actions.

Award Winning Diversity

Year after year, Xerox is recognized as a great place for minorities to work. Here's a list of some of the 2011 acknowledgements:

  • 2011 Latina Style, one of the "50 Best Companies for Latinas" to work
  • One of the 2011 "Top 40 Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise
  • Human Rights Campaign list of "Best Companies to Work" Award for GBLT employees, scoring 100% on the index
  • Named as one of the "Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work" by Diversity MBA Magazine.
  • Recognized as a Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by the deans of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, accredited engineering programs and the corporate-academic alliance members of Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE)
  • Recognized by CAREERS & the DISABLED magazine as one of the top employers over the past 20 years.

Executive Diversity Council
The Executive Diversity Council consists of senior leaders from across Xerox. The council meets at selected times throughout the year to discuss matters such as:

  • Workforce representation
  • Work environment
  • Diverse customer markets
  • Organizational efforts to address the needs of a multicultural workforce

In addition, select Council members may be involved in other diversity initiatives like the Corporate Champion Program, where senior executives are matched with employee caucus groups. The "champions" educate our senior management on their groups' unique environmental perspective and community initiatives.

Independent caucus groups also play an important role in our diversity story. These caucuses, similar to networking and affinity groups, are instrumental in advocating openness, opportunity and inclusion for the entire Xerox community. They work with management to achieve common business objectives, self-advocacy and to create an environment of inclusion. Six caucus groups currently exist to address the concerns and meet the needs of employees who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, women, African-American women and/or gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender.

Non-discrimination Policy
Globally we create policies that support our business goals and effectively reflect the culture of the countries in which we do business. Xerox does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, union status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

By focusing on diversity, Xerox hires, promotes and retains the best people who are well suited for our business. We've designed our hiring and promotion efforts to ensure a deep, diverse reserve of strong players who are ready to assume leadership roles. Our hiring practices include engaging Xerox people to recruit at universities and career fairs, providing scholarships to minority students interested in information technology and offering internships and co-op programs to diverse groups of students and new graduates.

We grant more than 120 scholarships each year through our Technical Minority Scholarship Program, and we are reaching out to young people through programs such as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition and the Xerox Science Consultant Program to encourage broader interest in science and technology. We introduced Xerox career opportunities to the Hispanic student population at 45 universities and institutions and, to expand our recruitment efforts further, we are partnering with the Society of Hispanic Engineers. We have a similar university outreach program for recruiting African-American employees.

In the U.S.
Xerox complies with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines and all applicable federal, state and local laws that govern the hiring and treatment of its employees. We do not discriminate against protected veterans, including veterans of the Vietnam era and disabled veterans, individuals with a disability or employees who take protected leave time.

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Within Canada, four employee categories are assigned representation goals. Here is how we performed in 2010:


Xerox Developing Market Operations' primary diversity measure is focused on women as a percent of total representation and of management and sales:


In Xerox Europe, the primary diversity measure is on women as a percent of representation in management and sales:



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Our Progress

"All of us at Xerox are determined to build a company that serves all its stakeholders - the shareholders who invest in us; the customers who trust us to make them better; the employees who bring their minds and hearts to our belief that good financial results and good citizenship are synergistic; the communities in which we live and work and that deserve our engagement; and, ultimately, the planet, which we all have an obligation to preserve and sustain."

- Ursula Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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  • Sustaining Business

    Independence of the Board

    Based on standards for independence developed by the New York Stock Exchange, the Xerox Board of Directors is currently 90% independent...
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Employee Satisfaction

    74% of surveyed employees responded favorably to the statement "My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment" on our proprietary Voice of the Employee Survey...
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Employee Inquiries

    The Sentinel Customer Satisfaction Assurance System™, a Xerox proprietary Web-based polling/routing/reporting system...
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Diversity: Women in Management

    We gain a competitive advantage as we continue to draw on the experience and creativity of a well-balanced, diverse work force.
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Diversity: Minorities in Management

    Minorities represent 37.5% of employees and 13.2% of the executive and senior level managers in the U.S. Diversity reporting is not tracked in most other countries.
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Recordable Injury Rate

    We strive toward a goal of zero injuries, with continual improvement in safety performance in both injury frequency and severity.
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  • Evolving the Workplace

    Days Away from Work Case Rate

    We strive to prevent all injuries and illnesses and place special emphasize on the elimination of serious incidents...
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  • Serving Customers

    Equipment Market Share

    Xerox is the leader in equipment revenue market share for the tenth straight quarter (1Q2012). We offer the industry's broadest portfolio...
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  • Serving Customers

    Patents Awarded to Xerox

    The Xerox group garnered over 1,600 patents total. Xerox was granted 1,030 U.S. patents and our joint venture in Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.,...
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  • Serving Customers

    Customer Service

    Service and support for Xerox products earned five consecutive industry certifications from 2006-2010.
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  • Serving Customers

    Market Leadership

    The Xerox commitment to our customers has gained worldwide recognition. Independent Industry analysts rate our products and services...
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  • Caring for Communities

    Xerox Foundation Giving

    In 2011, 1,672 non-profit organizations, colleges and universities received direct financial support from the Xerox Foundation through grants...
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  • Caring for Communities

    Employees in Community Activities

    The Xerox Community Involvement Program marries the voluntary spirit of our employees with Xerox funding to participate...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Recycle Rate

    Facilities in Wilsonville, Oregon and Venray, the Netherlands joined the Emulsion / Aggregation Toner manufacturing operation in Webster, New York achieving "zero waste to landfills...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Water Consumption

    As part of our commitment to conserve resources, we monitor water consumption across our manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities worldwide. Water consumption has decreased 37% since 2007 and is down 15% in 2011 compared to 2010...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are down 36% and energy consumption is down 25% from 2002 in our Technology business. The reductions are the result of improved energy efficiency, new technologies and improved energy management practices...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Achieving ENERGY STAR® Rating

    In 2011, 100% of all of our new eligible products met the current ENERGY STAR (July 2009) requirements. Continued success in cutting the power consumption of our laser-based printing products has been achieved by adjustments in the fuser design...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Landfill Avoidance Rate

    The Xerox Green World Alliance reuse/recycle program for imaging supplies is central to our commitment to waste-free products. We currently have more than 35 countries participating in the Xerox Green World Alliance...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Scope 3 GHG Emissions

    We are in the process of expanding Greenhouse Gas tracking to include Scope 3 emissions, beginning with employee business travel. We measured these 2011 Scope 3 emissions at 12K metric tonnes of CO2e, down 14% from 2010...
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  • Preserving the Planet

    Reportable Toxic Releases

    Reported toxic chemical releases and transfers were 15% lower than 2010, primarily due to the reduced production of older products. Methylene chloride releases and transfers, which account for over 50% of reported toxic chemicals...
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100% rating on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work

Evolving the Workplace | Be Diverse

Xerox achieved a 100% rating on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The rating evaluates businesses that support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. We received a perfect score in four out of four years.

Read more about our rankings for sustainability, diversity, governance and ethics.

Learn more about diversity at Xerox.

The Xerox Board of Directors: Maintaining independence

Sustaining Business

Based on standards for independence developed by the New York Stock Exchange, the Xerox Board of Directors is currently 90% independent. It includes one non-independent director: Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula M. Burns.

Learn more about the Board's independence and our governance policies.

200820092010
80%80%88%

Voice of employee survey

Evolving the Workplace

74% of surveyed employees responded favorably to the statement "My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment" on our proprietary Voice of the Employee Survey.

The survey allows managers to create a personal pulse survey to assess their employees' satisfaction on their job, workgroup, manager, and on Xerox as a whole.

In the past three years, we have surveyed 100% of the global Xerox population in 48 countries and in 25 languages. Each manager receives a personalized report to assist in developing action plans where needed. In addition, we capture global trend data and employee ideas.

See more detailed information on employee satisfaction surveys.

200820092010
No surveys conducted77% (North American data only.)72% (Global data based on 72,000 survey results. The North American percentage agreement is 82 %.)

Addressing employee inquiries

Evolving the Workplace

The Sentinel Customer Satisfaction Assurance System™, a Xerox proprietary Web-based polling/routing/reporting system, links employee inquiries or comments through the intranet with appropriate Xerox contacts to identify and track any comment, suggestion or unresolved problem for action.

The drop off in use of the tool in 2011 is due to internal reorganizations and the migration of the tool to a new platform.

See more detailed information on our employee inquiry process.

200820092010
4,219 inquiries4,106 inquiries6,698 inquiries

Employee Diversity – Women employees

Evolving the Workplace

We gain a competitive advantage as we continue to draw on the experience and creativity of a well-balanced, diverse work force. That means we're better able to understand and meet the changing demands for our products and services. Simply stated, a balanced work force makes good business sense.

49.8% of employees in U.S. are women and women represent 25% of the executive and senior level managers in the U.S. Diversity reporting is not tracked in most other countries.

Learn more about diversity at Xerox.

Learn more about Xerox Diversity: Different ideas. Diverse people. Dramatic results.

200820092010
32.9%27.9%39.6%

Employee Diversity – Minority employees

Evolving the Workplace

Minorities represent 37.5% of employees and 13.2% of the executive and senior level managers in the U.S. Diversity reporting is not tracked in most other countries.

Employees with different ways of thinking – and different ways of perceiving our world – are employees who create innovative solutions. In a business like ours, whose lifeblood is fresh ideas, this variety of perspectives is a priceless resource – and a key to achieving critical business results.

Learn more about diversity at Xerox.

Learn more about Xerox Diversity: Different ideas. Diverse people. Dramatic results.

200820092010
22.6%20.2%22.7%

Monitoring the safety of our employees

Evolving the Workplace

We strive toward a goal of zero injuries, with continual improvement in safety performance in both injury frequency and severity. In 2011, there was a 1% reduction in the frequency of injuries compared to 2010 performance. Since 1996 there has been a 56% reduction in total recordable injury rate.

Reporting and monitoring of injury frequency rates occurs for different geographies and organizations. The reporting of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities is based on the same criteria for all operations, worldwide, regardless of the geography in which they reside.

See more detailed information on our recordable injury rates.

200820092010
Down 2% from 2007Down 7%Up 18%

Preventing injuries and illnesses

Evolving the Workplace

We strive to prevent all injuries and illnesses and place special emphasize on the elimination of serious incidents – those that are significant enough to require missed days of work. 2011 proved to be a challenging year and additional mitigation initiatives have been put in place. Since 1996 there has been a 48% reduction in the days away from work injury rate.

See more detailed information on work injury rates at Xerox.

200820092010
Up 6% from 2007Down 4%Up 4%

Topping the competition

Serving Customers

Xerox is the leader in equipment revenue market share for the tenth straight quarter (1Q2012). We offer the industry's broadest portfolio of document technology and services for businesses of any size, in any industry, anywhere around the world.

Learn more about Xerox products.

200820092010
NA#1 in Q4#1

Innovating for the future

Serving Customers

The Xerox group garnered over 1,600 patents total. Xerox was granted 1,030 U.S. patents and our joint venture in Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., received 588 U.S. patents. Xerox and Fuji Xerox collectively invest about $1.5 billion annually in research, development and engineering.

Learn more about innovation at Xerox.

View more information on our patent filings.

200820092010
9401,1311600+

Measuring customer satisfaction

Serving Customers

Service and support for Xerox products earned five consecutive industry certifications from 2006-2010. All forms of customer support – phone, on-line, on-site – were evaluated by independent service industry experts who recognized our support services as among the best in class.

Investments in J. D. Powers certification in prior years have ensured process excellence in technical service delivery. In 2011, we chose to invest in a new customer satisfaction process to ensure a stronger focus on understanding and fulfilling customer needs and expectations.

The new process solicits feedback from our technology customers around the globe and provides detailed insights that help us identify systemic issues and make the necessary changes that ensure strong customer satisfaction. Improved closed-loop follow-up processes also enable faster responses to individual problems.

200820092010
Achieved certification in the J.D. Power and Associates program for Certified Technology Service and Support.Achieved certification in the J.D. Power and Associates program for Certified Technology Service and Support.Achieved certification in the J.D. Power and Associates program for Certified Technology Service and Support.

Industry analysts rate Xerox products and services as market leaders

Serving Customers

The Xerox commitment to our customers has gained worldwide recognition. Independent Industry analysts rate our products and services as leaders in multiple categories. Helping customers better manage their print environment led Gartner to place us in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide, while International Data Corp. (IDC) MarketScape lists us as a Market Leader for managed print services for the third year in a row. And it's not just our award-winning technology that garners all the accolades. Gartner placed Xerox as a global leader in the Comprehensive Finance and Accounting Business Process Outsourcing arena and also noted our leadership for Help Desktop Outsourcing Services in North America.

Read more about recognition from IDC.

Read more about Gartner's Maget Quadrant.

200820092010
Gartner, Inc.: Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide, MFPs and Printers, and Comprehensive HR BPO.Gartner, Inc.: Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide, CRM Contact Center BPO for North America, and Comprehensive Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing.
Gartner, Inc.: Leaders Quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide, MFPs and Printers, and Finance & Accounting Business Process Outsourcing.

Gartner, Inc.: Visionaries Quadrant t for Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

IDC: A leader in Worldwide and U.S. Outsourced Print and Document Services Forecast and Analysis and in IDC's 2010 MPS MarketScape report.

The Xerox Foundation

Caring for Communities

In 2011, 1,672 non-profit organizations, colleges and universities received direct financial support from the Xerox Foundation through grants, matching gifts or community involvement activities. We focus our investments in the following areas:

  • Education and workforce preparedness
  • Science and technology
  • Environmental affairs
  • Employee and community affairs
  • National and cultural affairs

Learn more about the Xerox Foundation.

See more detailed information on Xerox Foundation giving.

200820092010
$12.6 million$12.0 million$12.5 million

The Xerox Community Involvement Program

Caring for Communities

The Xerox Community Involvement Program marries the voluntary spirit of our employees with Xerox funding to participate in the betterment of the communities where we live and work. In 2011, 12,291 Xerox people participated in 751 projects and the Xerox Foundation invested over $1 million in the program.

Learn more about the Xerox Foundation.

See more detailed information on community involvement programs.

200820092010
9,893 Employees

604 Projects

$909,000
8,650 Employees

648 Projects

$978,018
10,137 Employees

712 Projects

$1,009,584

Our goal: Zero waste to landfills

Preserving the Planet

Facilities in Wilsonville, Oregon and Venray, the Netherlands joined the Emulsion / Aggregation Toner manufacturing operation in Webster, New York achieving "zero waste to landfills."

See more detailed information on Xerox recycling.

200820092010
92%93%92%

Conserving water

Preserving the Planet

As part of our commitment to conserve resources, we monitor water consumption across our manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities worldwide. Water consumption has decreased 37% since 2007 and is down 15% in 2011 compared to 2010.

See more detailed information on water consumption.

200820092010
Down 15% from 2007Down 7% from 2008Down 7% from 2009

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Preserving the Planet

Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are down 36% and energy consumption is down 25% from 2002 in our Technology business. The reductions are the result of improved energy efficiency, new technologies and improved energy management practices.

Having met our Energy Challenge 2012 goal, we are in the process of establishing a new baseline and target.

See more detailed information on greenhouse gas emissions.

200820092010
Down 20% from 2002Down 11% from 2008Down 3% from 2009

New products achieve the ENERGY STAR® rating

Preserving the Planet

In 2011, 100% of all of our new eligible products met the current ENERGY STAR (July 2009) requirements. Continued success in cutting the power consumption of our laser-based printing products has been achieved by adjustments in the fuser design, changes to the properties of the toner, more-efficient electronic controls and the workings of the xerographic system as a whole.

See more detailed information on Energy Star ratings for Xerox Products.

200820092010
80%92%100%

The Xerox Green World Alliance

Preserving the Planet

The Xerox Green World Alliance reuse/recycle program for imaging supplies is central to our commitment to waste-free products. We currently have more than 35 countries participating in the Xerox Green World Alliance. Worldwide, our customers returned more than 3.43 million cartridges, toner containers and other used supply items in 2011. Although Xerox's consumables returns programs have been in existence for two decades, we enhanced the program in 2010 by launching an improved return process for our Canadian operations.

Learn more about the Xerox Green World Alliance.

See more detailed information on the Xerox Green World Alliance.

200820092010
Not determined93.8%94.7%

Reducing emissions by reducing employee air travel

Preserving the Planet

We are in the process of expanding greenhouse gas tracking to include scope 3 emissions, beginning with employee business travel. We measured these 2011 scope 3 emissions at 12,000 metric tonnes of CO2e, down 14% from 2010. A decrease in employee air travel has been achieved through the increased use of videoconferencing and other technology. We're currently in process of collecting scope 3 emissions data on product transportation from third-party carriers.

Assessing scope 3 emissions is challenging but we are making progress and are making our calculations according to the WRI Scope 3 Accounting Standard. We will use the information to prioritize our greenhouse gas emission reduction opportunities and as part of our carbon impact assessments.

See more detailed information on C02e reduction.

200820092010
24 (1000 metric tonnes of CO2e)1214

Reducing toxic releases

Preserving the Planet

Reported toxic chemical releases and transfers were 15% lower than 2010, primarily due to the reduced production of older products. Methylene chloride releases and transfers, which account for over 50% of reported toxic chemicals, were lower by approximately 15 metric tonnes.

See more detailed information on reported toxic releases.

200820092010
346 tons238203