Annually, we assess the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) topics that are of importance to our stakeholders and those where we can have the greatest economic, social and environmental impacts at local, regional or global levels. We are guided in this assessment by GRI standards. We examined changing external factors, including regulations and standards, social challenges people face around the world, our evolving business model and the environmental impact of our products, services, processes and operations. Our assessment included an array of fact-finding forums, including interviews and workshops with internal stakeholders and Xerox leaders. We reflected on discussions with external stakeholders, as well as feedback from our employees and concluded:
- Managing operations responsibly across our value chain — from decreasing environmental impact and protecting customer privacy to promoting diversity and ensuring ethical behavior — remains a priority.
- Product, service and operations-related opportunities, such as improving energy efficiency and expanding access to technology, represent the leading areas where we can create value for society and for our business. Enhancing health, safety and labor conditions in our global value chain is among the most important ways we can drive sustainable development.
The following schematic illustrates the results of our materiality assessment:
2017 Corporate Materiality Matrix