Xerox and Human Rights
Xerox Corporation was founded on the basic principle that we have an obligation to respect the rights of stakeholders and to be a participatory member of the communities where our people work and live and where our brand is represented and visible. As our company has grown, human rights practices and policies have become fundamental to how we conduct our business. This holds true today.
To strengthen our approach to supplier-facing sustainability and human rights actions, Xerox started working with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (now known as the Responsible Business Alliance or RBA) in 2006 and became a member in 2008. The RBA holds its members accountable to a common code of conduct and as a RBA member, Xerox is committed to continuously improving the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of its supply chain. Xerox has adopted the RBA’s Code of Conduct on corporate social responsibility as its code of conduct for suppliers ("Supplier Code of Conduct") and reinforces it annually in a letter to its suppliers. The Supplier Code of Conduct includes labor standards based on recognized principles of international labor and human rights. Freely chosen labor is a primary standard in the Supplier Code of Conduct, prohibiting forced, bonded or indentured labor.
Xerox's policy letter on human rights outlines our commitment to human rights for our people, our customers, our supply chain and our communities.