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Xerox Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Governance and Policy

The Xerox Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) organisation ensures company-wide adherence to Xerox’s environment, health, safety, and sustainability policy. The governance model we use to accomplish this includes clearly defined goals, a single set of worldwide standards, and an audit process that ensures conformance to these requirements. Our EHS&S governance and policy, adopted in 1991, forms the foundation of our environmental leadership program.

We integrate our EHS&S policy into our business planning, decision-making, performance tracking and governance processes to ensure we set ambitious goals, work effectively toward achieving them, and continually improve upon them. Accountability for the EHS&S Management Process rests with top management. Each employee has an individual responsibility to understand and support the EHS&S policy, to actively participate in training programs, and to contribute toward helping us achieve our environmental and safety goals.

Xerox EHS&S Policy

It is the policy of Xerox Corporation to:

  • Comply with applicable environment, health and safety laws, rules, regulations and Xerox Standards.

  • Take appropriate measures to protect the environment and health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and neighbors from unacceptable risk.

  • Take appropriate measures to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses; provide employees with a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Proactively perform due diligence to identify, assess and mitigate environment, health, and safety impacts before starting a new activity or project, including in the design and acquisition of products/services, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Take appropriate measures to eliminate unacceptable risks from facilities, products, services, and processes.

  • Strive for continual improvement of its environmental management system through prioritizing, setting objectives and targets and implementing processes to conserve water and other natural resources, preserve biodiversity and prevent deforestation, eliminate the use of toxic and hazardous materials, prevent pollution, and recover, reuse, and recycle products and materials.

  • Reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Strive for continual improvement of its safety management system through prioritizing, setting objectives and targets, and implementing processes and preventative programs to reduce the risk of injury, illness, fatality, and loss of assets.

  • Exhibit leadership and innovation to address climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of our operations, distribution/logistics, products, and services.

  • Aid employees, customers, suppliers, and partners in recognizing the impacts of their work activities on the environment and their role and responsibility in striving for more sustainable work practices.

  • Require suppliers and contractors to adhere to applicable environment, health, and safety laws, rules, regulations, and Xerox Standards.

Signed EHS&S Policy (PDF)

To learn more about Xerox Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability and our progress toward our commitments, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.