Diversity and Inclusion
At Xerox, diversity is not viewed as a mandate, but as an essential part of our corporate culture. Treating others with respect and offering equal opportunity regardless of origin, race, gender or sexual orientation makes us stronger because it allows us to take full advantage of a global workforce that is rich in experience, knowledge and creativity. Many of our accomplishments as a company originate from teams of diverse individuals whose varying perspectives complement one another as they work together to achieve our strategic goals.
Females In The Workplace
We foster a culture of inclusion and opportunity, which is supported by a number of employee-focused initiatives and tracked through measurable actions.
Year after year, Xerox is recognized for embracing diversity in the workplace. The following is a list of some of our acknowledgements from 2014 and 2015:
- “Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine
- “Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” by DiversityInc.
- “40 Best Companies for Diversity” by Black Enterprise Magazine
- Best Companies to Work for LGBT employees by Human Rights Campaign (Xerox has consistently scored a perfect 100 percent on this index each year since its inception over a decade ago)
- “Top 100 Companies for Latinos” by Latino Magazine
- “50 Best Companies for Latinas” by Latina Style Magazine
- Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by MediaCorp Canada, Inc.
- “Top 100 Companies for Veterans” by Military Friendly Employers Magazine
- “Recognized Veteran Friendly Employer” by GI Jobs Magazine
- Four-time 2020 Women on Boards’ Winning “W” Company, which recognizes the importance of board diversity
- Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by the deans of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the corporate-academic alliance members of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)
- Careers & the Disabled Magazine top employer 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, such as 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 and self-advocacy and to create an environment of inclusion. Six caucus groups currently address the concerns of employees who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, women, African-American women, and/or gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender.
Globally, we create policies that support our business goals and 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.
Scholarships and Recruitment
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 that encourages broader interest in science and technology. We introduce 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
Representation of Women Around the Globe
Across all lines of business and around the world:
- Twenty-seven percent of our Executives are female
- Thirty-eight percent of our Managers are female
- Forty-four percent of our Board of Directors are women; all are over 50 years of age
- Women account for 48 percent of our employee population globally
Representation of Women and Minorities in the United States
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In 2014, four percent of the employees we hired in the United States were military veterans.