Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Diversity in the Workplace – Worldwide

Diversity in the Workplace – US

We foster a culture of inclusion and opportunity, which is supported by a number of employee-focused initiatives and tracked through measurable actions.

Learn more about Xerox’s awards for diversity. +

Award-Winning Diversity

Year after year, Xerox is recognized for embracing diversity in the workplace. The following is a list of some of our acknowledgements from 2015 and 2016:

  • “2016 50 Out Front Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine
  • “40 Best Companies for Diversity” by Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Best Companies to Work for LGBT employees by Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Xerox has consistently scored a perfect 100 percent on this index each year since its inception more than a decade ago)
  • “Best of the Best 2015” Employer Diversity, LGBT by Black Equal Opportunity Employment Magazine
  • Diversity and Supplier Diversity
  • “Top 100 Companies for Latinos” by LATINO Magazine
  • “Top 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
  • Five-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)

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Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best” award for having one of the Top Supplier Diversity Programs

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’ 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. Our caucus groups currently address the concerns of our employees who are millennials and veterans, as well as those who are African-American, African-American women, Asian, Hispanic, women and/or gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender. Additional groups that promote inclusion include: Xerox Innovation Women’s Council, which identifies key projects to improve the work experience of men and women in research; and Winning Ways, a women-centric group based in India supporting recruitment, growth, networking and mentoring for female job candidates and employees. In the U.K., we have also partnered with the Everywoman Network to give employees access to personal development tools, including monthly webinars, workbooks (with online tutors), articles and interviews with senior women in business.

Non-discrimination Policy
Globally, we create policies that support our business goals and reflect the culture of the countries where 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
Over the years, we have granted 120+ scholarships 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 veterans, including veterans of the Vietnam era and disabled veterans, individuals with a disability or employees who take protected leave time.

Learn more about our diversity representation. +

Representation of Women Around the Globe
Across all lines of business and around the world:

  • Thirty-one percent of our Executives are female
  • Thirty-two percent of our Managers are female
  • Thirty-one percent of our Board of Directors is women; all are over 50 years of age
  • Women account for thirty-two percent of our employee population globally

Representation of Women and Minorities in the U.S.:

2016 Representation in U.S. Total Workforce Executives New Hires
Women 60% 32% 68%
Minorities 48% 19% 60%

U.S. Veterans
In 2016, four percent of the employees we hired in the U.S. were military veterans.

We foster a culture of inclusion and opportunity, which is supported by a number of employee-focused initiatives and tracked through measurable actions.

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