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Environmental Performance in Xerox Facilities
About Environmental Performance Results
Data in this section on environmental performance represent total quantities for Xerox’s manufacturing, research, development and equipment recovery/recycle operations in nine countries. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are reported across all our operations. With the exception of solid waste figures that reflect management of recovered post-consumer electronic waste, the data do not include Xerox office equipment manufacturing operations, which were outsourced in late 2001 to Flextronics, an electronics manufacturing company. Unless otherwise noted, all numbers represent worldwide totals and are reported in generally accepted international metrics.
Xerox facilities released 42 metric tons of regulated chemicals and particulates into the air in 2007, a 9% decrease from 2006. The decrease came primarily from decommissioning operations as a result of outsourcing.
2007 Air Emissions: Distribution by Type
Most of Xerox’s air emissions come from operations that manufacture Xerox imaging supplies – toners, inks and photoreceptors. Effectively executing strategies for reduction, reuse and recycling between 1991 and 1996 resulted in a reduction of air emissions by 87% during that period. Since then, declines in production, continuous improvements in our processes and changing technologies have resulted in additional reductions, totaling a 94% reduction from 1991 levels. While we have not adopted a specific target for reducing air emissions, continuous improvement remains a priority.
Ozone Depleting Substances
Xerox operations worldwide conform to the Xerox Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Policy, established in 1992, that prohibits ODS from all Xerox products, services and processes. Xerox is nearing a complete phase-out of ODS used as refrigerants, with just one remaining operation using a small quantity (2 lbs.) of R-11.