Partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Xerox is in its second year of a three-year, $1 million grant to The Nature Conservancy to fund efforts to advance sustainable forest management. The Xerox/Nature Conservancy partnership is focusing on forest management in Brazil, Canada, Indonesia and the U.S. It is identifying and promoting best practices that will enable environmental scientists, forest managers and paper suppliers to work cooperatively toward sustainable forest management. In the first year of the partnership, Xerox supported the launch of the Canadian Boreal Data Centre linking Boreal Forest data and information to diverse users to improve resource management, monitoring and conservation planning. In its second year, the partnership is supporting areas such as strengthening of sustainable forest management standards managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), deployment of the Canadian Boreal Data Centre and conservation work in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

Sustainable Forest Management-Certified Papers

Xerox has introduced papers that comply with Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standards such as those of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s strongest system for guiding sustainable forest management. FSC-certified papers use raw materials from an FSC-certified source, controlled wood sources or post-consumer reclaimed sources. As a requirement for displaying the FSC label on its papers, Xerox earned FSC Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program. Xerox has also earned Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and offers PEFC-labeled papers.

Recycled Paper

Recycled content is another way Xerox reduces the environmental impact of its papers, offering papers with 20% to 100% post-consumer recycled content. Our recycled papers use post-consumer waste in place of new pulp. Every ton of recycled fiber avoids the use of three and one-half tons of virgin fiber.1 Recycled products are required to meet the same strict performance specifications as virgin products and are designed for optimal performance in Xerox equipment.

Efficient Use of Paper

Including reliable two-sided (duplex) printing, Xerox equipment and software are also designed with features that allow customers to make efficient use of paper. 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-thenprint workflows.

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1Paper Task Force Recommendations for Purchasing and Using Environmentally Preferable Paper, Updated Lifecycle Environmental Charts (2002).