Our Stakeholders

Stakeholder Engagement

As part of the way we do business, Xerox seeks to be a valuable partner. That is, a partner with our customers, suppliers, employees and those who invest in our company. A citizen of the world, Xerox honors the communities where we operate and our people reside. How are we fulfilling this far-reaching commitment? The following stakeholder engagements are a few of the ways we expand our perspective to the benefit of all.

Focus

How We Engage

Examples

Our Customers
  • Sentinel Customer Satisfaction® Assurance System®: real-time customer feedback in a closed-loop process
  • Customer Relationship Surveys
  • Xerox Customer Community and Forum
  • Our own blogs and all major social media platforms
  • Customer personalized portal offering
  • Xerox Corporate Focus Executive Program
  • Customer Care Officer of the Day
  • Open Xerox Website
  • Customer Service has gone social with new Social Support offerings enhancing the online support experience. The Customer Support forum provides a peer-to-peer environment for customers and other industry professionals to post and respond to discussion threads about Xerox equipment and software. With thousands of registered members and more than half a million message views per month, customers have the opportunity to resolve printing issues and participate in conversations about Xerox products in a 24/7 online community.
  • Customers can read and provide ratings for our products on our Website.
  • Open Xerox is a Website to encourage customers to play a part in the exploratory research that serves as a source for new products, applications and services. This online technology portal provides instant access to the latest Xerox innovations and allows anyone to test pilot technology and provide feedback directly to lab scientists and engineers.
  • We’ve hosted dozens of sustainability forums with customers, sharing best sustainability practices and encouraging customers to reduce their environmental footprint.
Our People
  • Voice of Employee Survey
  • Ethics hotline
  • Open-door policy
  • Global Webcasts
  • Town hall meetings
  • Employee roundtables
  • Internal social networks, including our intranet
  • Enterprise-wide learning and career-management tools
  • In 2013, CEO Ursula Burns hosted 40 employee roundtables, 26 town hall meetings with employees from around the world and four global Webcasts.
  • In 2014, we launched Global Talent @Xerox, which provides employees with tools to manage their careers. Its sister application, Global Careers @Xerox, provides visibility to our internal talent pool and current job openings.
  • Yammer, a private microblogging network, allows our employees to connect and collaborate with their colleagues in open or private groups. Since launch, nearly 25,000 employees have joined the network.
  • ManagerConnect ensures all managers receive ongoing training on people management, communications, customer relations and business results.
Our Shareholders
  • Annual meeting of shareholders
  • Quarterly teleconferences
  • One-on-one investor briefings
  • Annual investor conference
  • Around 90 institutional investors, analysts and investment bankers participated in the company's annual investor conference in New York City.
  • Xerox executives spoke with investors/analysts through approximately 350 one-on-one meetings and phone calls.
Our Suppliers
  • Routine business reviews with key suppliers
  • Assess supplier performance against the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) code of conduct
  • Annual communication of Xerox supplier code of conduct to supplier base
  • Xerox purchasing staff located in regions where suppliers are located
  • Inclusion of small and diverse businesses through our Supplier Diversity Program
  • Participation in diverse supplier development councils and events
  • Quality Management System assessment and on-site visits
  • Achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplier Gold Certification globally.
  • By end of 2013, conducted over 275 first-time and follow-up EICC audits.
  • Approximately 100 purchasing employees based in Asia.
  • Corporate member of EICC Senior Executive Advisory Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
  • Spent $1 billion with U.S. Tier 1 small businesses in 2013.
Our Communities
  • Employees contributed their time and talents in hundreds of community-related projects worldwide
  • In 2013, Canadian employees geared up and rode their bikes in urban centers across Canada in support of the "Ride for Mental Health." The Xerox team effort raised awareness and well over $20,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • During the 2013 holiday season, Xerox employees in Monroe County, New York, donated more than 1,800 gifts as part of the 16th Annual Angel Tree program. The gifts were distributed directly to 767 disadvantaged children and adults through three non-profit agencies.
Our World: Public Policy Makers and Influencers
  • Through active memberships with business and trade associations and frequent engagement with public policy makers, Xerox helps to educate on key issues related to its business, industry and stakeholders
  • Xerox CEO Ursula Burns serves on the board for President Obama's initiative, Change the Equation, which focuses on increasing the number of minority and female students engaged in STEM, a national program aimed at honing students' skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The initiative is expected to help the U.S. sharpen its competitive edge in innovation.
  • Xerox CEO Ursula Burns serves as vice chair of the President's Export Council, aimed at helping American businesses export more products, thereby helping the economy and creating jobs.
  • Xerox executives serve on a variety of university and non-profit boards helping set strategy, define policy and engage in public advocacy.
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Our Progress in 2013

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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 approximately 90 percent 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: www.xerox.com/governance.

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88%90%90%90%

Voice of employee survey

Evolving the Workplace

Our proprietary Voice of the Employee Survey allows managers to assess their employees' satisfaction with their job, work group, manager and Xerox as a whole.

Since 2009, we have surveyed 100% of our global population across 49 countries and in 26 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.

We received 68,500 responses to our 2013 Voice of the Employee survey. We will administer the survey again in 2015.

See more detailed information on employee satisfaction surveys.

2010201120122013
72%74%75%*73%

*In 2012, the survey was distributed to around 14,000 employees in Europe, Canada and our developing markets. All other years reflect a larger global population.

Addressing employee inquiries

Evolving the Workplace

The Sentinel Customer Satisfaction Assurance Systemtm, 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 chart below displays the number of employee inquiries we received and routed for resolution. The decline in inquiries in recent years is due to the overall resolution of systemic issues and the ability for employees to provide comments/suggestions or raise a technical issue.

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6,6983,2912,7452,185

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 workforce. That means we're better able to understand and meet the changing demands for our products and services. Simply stated, a balanced workforce makes good business sense.

In the U.S., 53.2 percent of employees are women, and women represent 27 percent of executive and senior-level managers. Diversity reporting is not tracked in most other countries.

The chart below displays the percentage of executive and senior-level managers who were women over the past four years in the U.S.

Learn more about diversity at Xerox.

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23.8%25.0% 26.0% 27.2%

Employee Diversity – Minority Employees

Evolving the Workplace

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.

Minorities represent 40.3 percent of employees and 12 percent of executive and senior-level managers in the U.S. Diversity reporting is not tracked in most other countries.

The chart below displays the percentage of minority employees in our U.S. workforce over the past four years.

Learn more about diversity at Xerox.

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37.5%37.5%39.4%40.3%

Monitoring the safety of our employees

Evolving the Workplace

The health of our business depends on the health and safety of our workforce. In 2013, an ongoing project to improve employee safety awareness and inspection of safe work practices resulted in a declining frequency of injuries.

See more detailed information on our recordable injury rates.

2010201120122013
Up 18% from 2009Down 1% from 2010Up 5% from 2011Down 3% from 2012

Preventing Injuries and Illnesses

Evolving the Workplace

The health of our business depends on the health and safety of our workforce. In 2013, an ongoing project to improve employee safety awareness and inspection of safe work practices resulted in a declining frequency of days away from work cases.

See more detailed information on work injury rates at Xerox.

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Up 4% from 2009Up 6% from 2010Up 13 % from 2011Down 12% from 2012

Topping the competition

Serving Customers

Xerox is the leader in equipment revenue market share*. We offer the industry's broadest portfolio of document technology and services for businesses of any size, in any industry, anywhere around the world.

*Equipment revenue (shipment value) in the hardcopy peripheral industry. Source: IDC WW Quarterly HCP Tracker, Final Historical 1Q14.

Learn more about Xerox products.

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#1#1#1#1

Innovating for the future

Serving Customers

Xerox was granted 1,168 U.S. patents in 2013, ranking the company as one of the world's top innovators. Our joint venture in Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., received 800 U.S. patents. The Xerox group garnered 1,968 patents total.

Xerox and Fuji Xerox collectively invest about $1.3 billion annually in research, development and engineering.

*Total patents earned along with Fuji Xerox Group.

Learn more about innovation at Xerox.

See more information on our patent filings.

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1,6051,6181,9001,968

Measuring Customer Satisfaction

Serving Customers

Service and support for Xerox products earned five consecutive industry certifications from 2006-2010 under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Technology Service and SupportSM program. All forms of customer support – phone, online, on-site – were evaluated by independent service industry experts who recognized our support services as among the best in class. These certification reviews have ensured we maintain 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.

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Achieved certification in the J.D. Power and Associates program for Certified Technology Service and Support.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. In 2012, we continued our investment in a new customer satisfaction process to ensure our award-winning service and customer-centric approach builds customer loyalty and trust. In 2013, we further developed our new customer satisfaction process and saw positive results, both in the feedback from our customers and in the internal measures we use to assess the quality of what we are delivering to the marketplace.

Industry Analysts Recognize Xerox As A Market Leader

Serving Customers

Our commitment to our customers has gained worldwide recognition.

Xerox has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services for six consecutive years (most recently Oct. 21, 2013) and a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Management Contact Center BPO for two consecutive years (most recently Dec. 24, 2013).1

Many independent industry analysts rate Xerox services and products as leaders in multiple categories. Selected awards are displayed in the chart.

1Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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IDC: an IDC MarketScape leader for Worldwide Managed Print Services.

Quocirca: Market leader for MPS Landscape.
IDC: an IDC MarketScape leader for Worldwide Managed Print Services.

Quocirca: Market leader for MPS Landscape.

Everest Group: PEAK Matrix Assessment leader for Benefits Administration Outsourcing.
IDC: an IDC MarketScape leader for U.S. Shared, Networked MFPs for the Distributed Office; EMEA Managed Print Services.

Forrester Research, Inc.: cited as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Print Services, Q2 2012.

Quocirca: Market leader for MPS Landscape.
IDC: an IDC MarketScape leader for Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services; U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripherals.

Quocirca: Market leader for MPS Landscape.

HfS Research BluePrint: Winner's Circle for Healthcare Payer BPO Services.

Everest Group: PEAK Matrix Assessment leader for Benefits Administration Outsourcing; Contact Center Outsourcing.

NelsonHall NEAT: Leader in Benefits Administration Services.

Xerox Foundation

Caring for Communities

In 2013, more than 2,500 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
  • Employee and community affairs
  • National and cultural affairs

Learn more about the Xerox Foundation.

See more detailed information on Xerox Foundation giving.

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$12.5 million$13.5 million$13.5 million$13.5 million

The Xerox Community Involvement Program

Caring for Communities

The Xerox Community Involvement Program links the voluntary spirit of our employees to get involved in the communities where we live and work. Since 1974 when the program began, more than 500,000 Xerox people have been involved in regional, community-focused projects.

Learn more about the Xerox Foundation.

See more detailed information on community involvement programs.

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10,000 Employees

700 Projects
12,000 Employees

750 Projects
12,500 Employees

700 Projects
13,000 Employees

800 Projects

Our goal: Zero waste to landfills

Preserving the Planet

To pave the way for our ultimate goal of zero waste to landfills, we aimed to achieve a 50 percent reduction in landfill rate between 2009 and 2015. We reached this target three years early, and in 2013 we surpassed it.

See more detailed information on Xerox recycling.

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Down 25%
from 2009
Down 25%
from 2009
Down 50%
from 2009
Down 60%
from 2009

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. Since 2009, water consumption has decreased by 35 percent.

See more detailed information on water consumption.

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Down 7% from 2009Down 21% from 2009Down 35% from 2009Down 35% from 2009

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Preserving the Planet

Since 2009, Scope 1 (direct) and 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions are down 24 percent in our Document Technology business. The reductions are the result of improved energy efficiency, new technologies and improved energy management practices.

See more detailed information on greenhouse gas emissions.

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No change from 2009Down 8% from 2009Down 13% from 2009Down 24% from 2009

New products achieve the ENERGY STAR® rating

Preserving the Planet

In 2013, 100 percent of our new eligible products met the current ENERGY STAR (July 2009) requirements. We've continuously reduced power consumption of our laser-based printing products by adjusting fuser design, changing properties of toner, implementing more efficient electronic controls and improving the xerographic system as a whole.

See more detailed information on ENERGY STAR® ratings for Xerox Products.

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100%100%100%100%

End-of-Life Management

Preserving the Planet

Our approach to managing products at end-of-life translates into significant environmental and financial benefits. Globally, our combined returns programs (equipment remanufacture in conjunction with parts and consumables reuse and recycling) prevented over 33,000 metric tons of waste from entering landfills in 2013 alone.

Learn more about the Xerox Green World Alliance.

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97%98%99.3%99.1%

Reducing emissions by reducing employee air travel

Preserving the Planet

Business travel plays a big role in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, we've promoted videoconferencing and other technology as environmentally friendly alternatives to air travel. Thanks to these efforts, we've reduced emissions due to air travel by 20 percent per employee every year since 2010.

See more detailed information on carbon dioxide equivalents (C02e).

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Baseline yearDown 20% per employee from 2010Down 20% per employee from 2010Down 20% per employee from 2010

Energy Use Reduction

Preserving the Planet

Following achievement of our "Energy Challenge 2012," we adopted a new goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent across all company operations by 2017. In 2013, we attained a 6 percent reduction – more than half of our five-year goal.

To allow for consistent reporting, the chart below depicts achievement against the original 2002 baseline.

See more detailed information on energy use reduction.

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Down 21% from 2002Down 27% from 2002Down 33% from 2002Down 39% from 2002