As a truly global enterprise, we understand that we have an obligation to play a larger role in the world. We lead by example, encouraging respect for human rights in our own company and through our business relationships. Every employee engagement, partner affiliation and customer touchpoint represents an opportunity for Xerox to exercise its commitment to human rights.
Our Code of Business Conduct supports the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We make sure those standards are followed in our labor relations and employment practices, relationships with suppliers, risk management, internal audit systems and our approach to building business in emerging markets. Each year, Xerox employees are required to take refresher training and acknowledge their conformance with the Xerox Code of Conduct.
Xerox is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an organization that promotes a standards-based process for monitoring the social responsibility of suppliers. Through the EICC, we further our commitment to human rights in such areas as labor, health, safety and environmental activity. See Supplier Relations for more information.
We also manage a comprehensive data privacy program. We take utmost care to preserve protection of customer and employee personally identifiable information. See Data Privacy for more.
A corporate-wide global policy letter serves as the foundation of our position on human rights.