Sustainable Services and Products

We consider environmental priorities in the design of each product and service solution; it’s better for our customers, our business and the environment. At the outset, we solicit feedback from clients and other stakeholders and take a forward-looking view of global trends in technology, regulations and eco-labels. We’ve developed a comprehensive sustainability program based on global standards and quantitative analysis.

Reducing Environmental Impact through Xerox Services and Solutions
Our expanding Xerox Services business offers solutions that reduce energy consumption and improve environmental performance.

We also help businesses resume after catastrophic events. With locations around the world and a comprehensive business resumption plan, we enable businesses whose plants or offices may be closed or debilitated to continue to function.

We provide an array of solutions to improve the productivity of transportation systems, IT infrastructures and back-office processing. An added benefit of many of these solutions is the opportunity to decrease environmental impact through reduced electricity usage (IT optimization, Managed Print Services [MPS]), reduction in paper waste (MPS, ticketless transportation solutions, automation of back office work) and reduced consumption of gasoline (electronic tolling, parking optimization solutions). Read more about our work with the Canadian city of Calgary, the City of Indianapolis and the City of Los Angeles. Read more about our innovative solutions for the transportation industry.

We work with customers to improve the efficiency of office document management by assessing printing needs and developing solutions — often by dramatically reducing stand-alone and networked office equipment devices, incorporating workflow tools, software applications and other technologically innovative equipment designs, and saving energy and associated greenhouse gas emissions while reducing solid waste.

The Xerox Sustainability Calculator helps customers understand the benefits of our solutions and pinpoints opportunities to reduce both environmental impact and cost. It provides an estimate of the overall impact a customer's document technologies have on the environment and demonstrates how “right-sizing” the print environment can decrease the impact. It evaluates the current office environment of printers, copiers and multifunction devices from a lifestyle perspective, and then estimates environmental benefits from reducing energy and paper use, to lessening solid waste, water and greenhouse gas emissions. While results vary case by case, dozens of evaluations over the past three years have demonstrated that reductions in key environmental metrics of 20 to 35 percent are typical. Learn more at

Learn more about how we design for the environment.

Our product standards encompass the following: energy efficiency, chemical management, packaging, parts reuse and recycling, electrical and mechanical safety, ergonomics, electromagnetic emissions, noise, fire resistance and materials safety. Xerox business teams and the EHS&S organization review our products at each stage of the development process for conformance with environmental, health and safety standards, a requirement for the introduction of any new product.

Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)
We integrate lifecycle thinking into all of our product and service development activities as well as our innovation activities. We conduct full Lifecycle Assessments (LCA) — in accordance with ISO 14040 series standards — for products with a significant difference in technology. Full peer-reviewed LCAs have been conducted on our solid ink products (8860, 8870, 8700 and ColorQube 9200 series). In 2013, we completed our first comparison of our toner cartridge system to a competitor’s all-in-one cartridge system. This study compared the Xerox laser product (Phaser 6600) with a competitor’s laser device and helped drive design improvements for future releases of the product.

We streamline product development processes for equipment, materials (e.g., toner formulations) and even our Xerox Services offerings. An estimated 65 percent of our product categories have undergone full LCA, with nearly all other hardware products and many services undergoing a more targeted evaluation. In 2013, Xerox also expanded our Lifecycle Assessment program by utilizing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Verified and published through UL Environment, LCAs are being performed on a growing number of office products using standardized methodology. By publishing this information, Xerox is empowering our customers to learn more about how their printing behavior affects the overall carbon footprint of their organization.

Design for Environment
Xerox has long incorporated environmental considerations into product design. Scientists in the Xerox materials research group evaluate aspects of Safety, Energy, Materials and Sustainability (SEMS) using a tool developed at Xerox that allows researchers to quickly compare the current design with a future proposed design. The tool challenges designers to think about the whole lifecycle of the product and recognize any positive or negative impacts to the environment. By using SEMS, we can quantify energy reductions, reduce risk of regulated materials and track progress over time. SEMS was designed to be used in early research and development stages to understand tradeoffs and help make decisions early in the product lifecycle.

For office products, Xerox uses an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) as the foundation of our Design for Environment program. A comprehensive environmental rating system, EPEAT identifies electronic equipment that meets specific criteria. It combines comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims.

EPEAT criteria reflect several categories of environmental attributes that span the lifecycle of electronic products: material selection, design for end-of-life, product longevity/life extension, energy conservation, end-of-life management, corporate performance, packaging, consumables and indoor air quality.

As of June 1, 2014, Xerox had registered 99 products representing over 20 product families with EPEAT. All models have achieved silver status, including all eligible products that launched in 2013. Two models, the Phaser 7100 N and Phaser 7100, meet the gold criteria. Xerox continues to participate in the EPEAT program to support the reduction of the environmental impact of products throughout our industry.

Learn more about the EPEAT program and view current Xerox EPEAT registered products here:

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Reducing Energy Use through Xerox Products and Technology

    More than 10 years before the inception of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program, Xerox introduced the first imaging product with an automatic power-down mode. Since joining with the EPA as a Charter Partner in 1993, we continue to introduce copier, printer, fax and multifunction products that have earned ENERGY STAR status, even as the certification criteria have grown more stringent.

    In 2013, 100 percent of all our new eligible product introductions achieved ENERGY STAR. This 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.

    The ENERGY STAR program introduces progressively more stringent requirements over time, with the most recent revision going into effect January 1, 2014. While the new standard is significantly more challenging to meet, our goal remains to have 100 percent of new product introduction.
  • Multifunction Devices
    Our multifunction systems further reduce the amount of energy required to copy, print, fax and scan by combining the functions of multiple products into one machine. The annual energy savings of replacing several individual ENERGY STAR-qualified copiers, fax machines and printers with one Xerox ENERGY STAR-qualified WorkCentre multifunction system is up to one-half. Energy savings would be substantially higher if a multifunction system replaces individual products that have not earned the ENERGY STAR rating.
  • Xerox ConnectKey
    ConnectKey is a software solution that enables information to be moved to and from the cloud without the security risks that commonly exist. Cloud computing is an alternative to large data centers and is being recognized worldwide as less energy intensive than data centers while generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Xerox ConnectKey and Cisco EnergyWise enable energy management by allowing for control, management, and reporting of a device’s power consumption and the setting of power states and timeout intervals.

In recent years, deinkability has become an area of increasing concern, particularly among our graphic communications customers. Ensuring that prints produced with our equipment and materials can be responsibly managed at the end of their useful life is an important consideration in our product development process. When appropriate, independent testing confirms that these prints pose no unique challenges to the recycling stream. While the deinkability of xerographic prints has long been demonstrated, a key milestone for a new technology came in 2010 when the CiPress printer achieved a “Good Deinkability” rating from INGEDE, the international association of the deinking industry.

Paper Use
Our equipment and software is designed to help customers operate efficiently. The "earth smart" feature, integrated into the Xerox global print driver, brings several resource-saving settings together at the single click of a button. These features, such as duplex (two-sided printing), n-up (multiple slides per page), proof print and toner saving modes, make it easier for customers to make responsible print choices. Xerox Enterprise Print Services customers have access to sophisticated print management and reporting tools, such as Xerox Print Agent, which provides additional methods of encouraging and tracking responsible print behavior. Software products such as DocuShare®, SMARTsend®, and FreeFlow® Digital Workflow Collection help Xerox customers reduce paper consumption by facilitating electronic data management, scan to email, print-on-demand and distribute-then-print workflows.

Packaging and Distribution
Our standard operating procedure is to eliminate, reduce, reuse and recycle packaging. This is evident in our Environmental Health and Safety Requirements for Packaging Standard – EHS-710, and also in our General Packaging Standard – 88P311. We look to eliminate packaging first, then reduce, reuse and use recyclable materials. Benefits of our packaging solution include the capability of reducing financial and environmental costs related to warehousing, storage and disposal in focused marketing campaigns and rapidly changing competitive markets. Our equipment is designed to be very robust, which enables the need for minimal packaging, and our lab testing facility and test standards are benchmark, allowing our designs to be efficient. Customized folding cartons can now be created quickly and cost-effectively, while allowing efficiencies and reducing obsolescence for short-runs of branded and customized boxes and containers.

Learn more about our sustainable packaging.

A few examples that illustrate our commitment to sustainability in this area:

WorkCentre 7425, 7428, 7435 Transfer Belt Cleaner (TBC): Since the beginning of the program, our current TBC has been packed in foam. Molded pulp end caps proved to be a more environmentally friendly option. The original end caps were 21" long x 4.75" wide and 4.5" high while the new molded pulp end caps were 5" x 4" x 3". With the smaller footprint of the new packaging, we were able to increase the amount of product per unit load by 33 percent and eliminate 6,500 pounds of foams in weight and 7,800 cubic feet in waste volume annually.

D95, D110, D125 Toner: We redesigned the packaging of the D95, D110, D125 toner, removing the molded foam end caps. This avoided the use of some 24,000 kg of polystyrene and made it possible to reduce the internal dimensions of the carton. Now, we can ship 120 units per pallet rather than 48, resulting in a reduction of 4,458 pallets and 114 container loads – this reduces the number of containers needed by 64 percent.

IPAC Carton: In 2013, we implemented a new cartoning system in our spare parts distribution facility. Originally, cartons of two different sizes were used to ship out parts; extra space was filled with an air pillow made from LDPE. With the new system, the carton footprint is the same for all orders, but the height of the carton is reduced to fit the parts in the carton. This new system enables us to eliminate the use of the air pillows and reduce the amount of dead space.

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We have made a long-term commitment to eliminate the use of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic materials throughout our supply chain by applying strict internal standards and by tightly managing chemicals in our supply chain. We were the first in our industry to evaluate the health effects of toner and have done so for over 30 years. We have re-engineered or eliminated processes to dramatically reduce the use of toxics and heavy metals and have made substantial progress in eliminating the use of mercury. Mercury-containing lamps that scan images and backlight user displays are being phased out as alternatives become available.

Our requirements for minimizing toxic materials govern our product design and materials selection. Toxicologists conduct a comprehensive assessment of new materials in our products to ensure conformance with applicable global registration, hazard communication, and waste handling and disposal. The requirements prohibit the use of materials that are carcinogenic, are mutagenic or cause adverse developmental or reproductive effects; pose a toxicity hazard to humans or aquatic species; and can cause a permanent adverse impact to the skin, eyes or respiratory system or have the potential to generate hazardous waste.

We require suppliers to better control the use of chemicals in our products. These requirements are periodically updated as regulations change and new information becomes available. All new product designs refer to these requirements, and suppliers are expected to verify their compliance with them. Learn more at

Our safety and supplier processes enable us to meet global regulations governing chemical use. Since 2007, Xerox's newly launched products have been designed to meet the European RoHS requirements in all markets. However, where regulations allow, some products may contain parts with small amounts of RoHS substances in order to avoid premature disposal of existing parts that continue to have usable life. Similar types of legislation continue to be implemented in many other market regions. Through our proactive regulatory tracking process, we expect to be fully compliant with all aspects of these regulations as the provisions become effective and applicable.

Third-Party Supplies Sold by Xerox
In some cases, Xerox sells supplies through its distribution network that are manufactured by other companies. We review these supplies to ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements. In addition, we also assess against our own stringent standards. The results of these reviews ultimately determine which products carry the Xerox brand. Information is provided on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

End-of-Life Management
Our aim is to design products, packaging and supplies that make efficient use of resources, minimize waste, reuse material where feasible and recycle what can’t be reused. To meet this commitment, we developed several programs: Xerox’s Green World Alliance initiative provides a collection and reuse/recycling program for spent imaging supplies; Xerox’s Product Takeback and Recycling program manages equipment at end-of-life; and we invest in technologies that reduce the creation of waste. Our solid ink imaging process utilizes compact “cartridge-free” solid ink sticks with no plastic housings or casings, thereby reducing print-related waste by up to 90 percent compared with comparable color laser products. For laser-based products, materials innovation has extended the life of critical replaceable components by up to 50 percent.

Our approach to managing products at end-of-life translates into significant environmental and financial benefits. Globally, our combined returns programs (equipment resale or remanufacture in conjunction with parts and consumables reuse and recycling) prevented over 38,000 metric tons of waste from entering landfills in 2013.

Consumables Takeback and Recycling
Xerox's Green World Alliance (GWA) initiative provides a collection and reuse/recycling program for spent imaging supplies. GWA is central to our commitment to waste-free products.

Currently, more than 35 countries participate in the Xerox Green World Alliance. Each has its own GWA country Website that describes the processes available to the customer or the appropriate points of contact for more information. Worldwide, our customers returned nearly 4.1 million cartridges, toner containers and other used supply items in 2013.

Although our consumables returns programs have been in existence for two decades, we continue to enhance our program. Major improvements in the U.S. program in 2010 were followed by similar changes in Canada in 2011, including the N.A. EcoBox program, enabling customers to order a set of recycling boxes and return multiple used imaging supplies, such as toner bottles and cartridges, in one box. More information on Xerox's consumables returns program is available at the Xerox Green World Alliance Website:

Returned products are sorted, and items suitable for remanufacturing are cleaned, inspected and then remanufactured. Remanufactured cartridges, containing an average of 90 percent reused/recycled parts, are built and tested to the same performance specifications as new products. Items that are not suitable for remanufacturing are recycled or recovered through energy from waste. Recycled waste toner and toner reclaimed from manufacturing that qualifies for reuse may account for 25 percent of the weight of new toner, without compromising toner functionality. Reusing waste/reclaimed toner saves several million dollars in raw material costs each year.

Sustainable Services and Products – Xerox 2014 Citizenship Report

Equipment and Parts Takeback and Recycling
In the early 1990s, we pioneered the practice of converting end-of-life electronic equipment into products and parts that contain reused parts while meeting new-product specifications for quality and performance. We have developed a comprehensive process for taking back end-of-life products and have established a remanufacture, parts reuse and recycling program that fully supports our waste-free initiatives.

We design our machines with the minimum number of required parts and with high durability and reuse capability in order to encourage multiple product lifecycles. During the active phase of a product, all returned equipment is evaluated for reuse opportunities throughout the Supply Chain. Finally, all parts are coded with disposal instructions, so they are easy to recycle in the most effective manner during the end-of-life/end-of-service phase of the product life.

Learn more about how we enable reuse.

Xerox enables reuse according to the following hierarchy:

  • Reuse of complete end item. This requires the least reprocessing, transportation and energy usage.
  • Remanufacturing or conversion into a newer-generation product or part. Product families are designed with a high level of commonality to enable maximum reuse in this manner. This allows us to remanufacture to "as new" performance specifications while reusing 70 – 90 percent of the machine components by weight without degradation of quality or performance. Nearly 30 percent of machines returned in the U.S. are sent for remanufacturing of some sort.
  • Reuse of major modules, subcomponents and parts for spares or manufacturing. Machines that have outlived their useful life are stripped of usable parts and components prior to the scrap/reclaim process. Used spare parts returned from the field are also considered for this reuse stream. Xerox is continually looking to increase the number of components that are reused in upstream and downstream processes after their original machine has been designated for disposal.
  • Material recycling. After the processes noted above have been followed, any remaining portion of a machine is stripped of any recyclable material (e.g., plastics, copper wire) and material requiring special disposal services, such as PWBs, batteries and lamps. The remainder of the machine is then crushed and sent to a scrap metal reclaim facility.

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Sustainable Services and Products – Xerox 2014 Citizenship Report

Changes in volumes of waste diverted from landfills is due in part to changes in product mix, design of lighter-weight machines and growth of regulatory-driven local recycling schemes. For example, the transition to digital equipment and lighter-weight parts has reduced the weight of both office and production equipment by as much as 50 percent over the last 10 years. The decline also represents a decrease in the number of office machines returned for remanufacturing in Europe due to participation in EU member state Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) programs. In geographies where Xerox exercises direct control over the end-of-life management of equipment, return rates are high. For example, approximately 60 percent of all U.S. equipment installs are ultimately returned to Xerox for end-of-life disposition, a figure that rises to 100 percent for leased equipment.

While Xerox has long been committed to responsible end-of-life management of equipment, the proliferation of e-waste regulations has created a need for multiple programs in different countries and even states. The subtle differences in requirements among these regulations pose challenges from a process consistency and efficiency standpoint. For example, with the implementation of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, we continue to operate our European take-back program to enable equipment remanufacturing and parts reuse. We also participate, as needed, in European member states’ individual collection and recycling programs.

In the U.S., Xerox recently partnered with a large electronics recycler to ensure that our customers have a means to have their old imaging devices processed in a responsible manner. The program is consistent with the requirements defined in the various manufacturer take-back initiatives.

We carefully manage suppliers who provide recycling and waste disposal services. A waste vendor approval process assesses the safety and environmental practices as well as compliance history of each vendor. Where appropriate, we require these companies to document the final disposition of materials sent to their facilities, including electronic scrap. Xerox does not allow its vendors to send electronic scrap to developing nations for processing. We strive to work with only those recyclers who have implemented voluntary programs that are certified by accredited organizations. The programs are U.S. EPA’s Responsible Recyclers (R2) or the European Basal Action Network’s e-Stewards standards.

We recognize our obligation to responsibly source paper and enable efficient paper use. Our strategy begins upstream with the fiber source and continues on to processing and manufacturing, through use and end-of-life. We utilize a multi-pronged approach, through partnerships with our customers and suppliers, The Nature Conservancy and other stakeholders, including non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies and academia. Our long-term goal is to support a sustainable paper cycle and minimize environmental impacts while meeting our customers' exacting business needs.

In 2013, Domtar signed an agreement with Xerox for the acquisition of the Xerox paper and media products business in United States and Canada. This deal gives Domtar exclusive rights for the marketing and distribution of Xerox brand paper and print media. Read more about Domtar and sustainability. Xerox’s paper business in Western Europe was sold to Antalis. Read more about Antalis’s sustainability charter. Xerox maintains the paper business in its Developing Market Operations.

Our Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
Through Xerox Foundation grants of $2 million since 2006, Xerox and The Nature Conservancy have partnered to conserve and protect globally important forests through a variety of means — some maturing tools, such as forest certification and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments, and other new tools and mechanisms for conservation, such as the alignment of forest carbon and certification. Our partnership builds on Xerox’s commitment to sustainability throughout its operations and corporate leadership on the world stage.

Xerox and The Nature Conservancy formed the Forest Conservation Partnership in 2006 to bring tactical resources and assistance to the paper industry as it strives to improve forest management practices, as well as to help the Conservancy meet its conservation objectives. During 2010 to 2012, to further advance forest management, Xerox supported the Conservancy’s efforts to:

  • Develop and test a broadly applicable forest carbon methodology for improved forest management that would allow landowners to achieve forest certification and serve as a platform for potential carbon benefits;
  • strengthen a key tool for identifying priority habitats — the High Conservation Value approach — building consistency across projects, disseminating standards and training assessors through global and regional HCV networks; and
  • promote responsible forestry through the implementation of forest management standards by working with Xerox suppliers and other land managers at two sites in North America: Central-Western New York and across the Canadian boreal forest (including a focused project in Northwest Ontario).
These initiatives have improved forest conservation, helping to develop a sustainable paper cycle and advance sound forest management practices through market incentives, landowner investment and resource networks. Most important, our work has and will continue to stem the tide of forest loss and degradation that contributes nearly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere each year.

Paper Sourcing Guidelines
In 2003, we implemented stringent requirements for companies that provide paper to Xerox for resale. The requirements cover all aspects of papermaking, from forest management to production of finished goods. In 2013, we surveyed companies directly supplying paper product to Xerox’s Developing Markets Operations.

Sustainable Forest Management-Certified Papers
We have introduced papers that comply with sustainable forest management standards, including Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). 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 our papers, we earned FSC Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program. Xerox has also earned PEFC Chain-of-Custody certification.

Recycled Papers
We offer papers ranging from 20 to 100 percent post-consumer recycled content. Our recycled papers use post-consumer waste and/or recycled fiber in place of new pulp. Recycled products are required to meet the same strict performance specifications as virgin products and are designed for optimal performance in our equipment.


Our Progress in 2013

Sustainable Services and Products – Xerox 2014 Citizenship Report

Xerox’s Green World Alliance Program Prevents Waste From Ending Up In Landfills.

Preserving The Planet | Sustainable Services And Products

Our customers can consult our Take Back List on our Website to identify parts, such as used toner containers, drums and fuser rolls, that can be returned for reuse or remanufacture. Xerox started the Green World Alliance, an effort focused on the collection/reuse/recycling programs for spent imaging supplies, more than two decades ago. Since 1991, we have diverted more than 2.7 billion pounds of waste from landfills through our return, reuse and recycling programs worldwide. For more information about Supplies Recycling, visit:

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:


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.


*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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.


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.


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).

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.

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