• Reduce Energy Use to Protect our Climate

We Reduce Energy Use to Protect Our Climate

Industry must do its part to protect our climate. To this end, we reduce our carbon footprint by cutting energy use in our facilities, investing in product designs that conserve energy and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and offering digital multifunction printers and energy-efficient solutions to our customers. In 2008, our Xerox (Europe) Ltd Dundalk Colour Toner Plant was certified  to ISO 50001 – Energy Management System.

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Carbon Footprint Reduction

  • In 2003, we made a public commitment to reduce GHG emissions – our carbon footprint – by joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders program and launching our own internal Energy Challenge 2012.
  • This 10-year initiative set a goal to reduce GHG emissions across all company operations by 10 percent by 2012. We met this target six years ahead of schedule, so we set a new target of 25 percent reduction by 2012 (from a 2002 baseline).
  • At the conclusion of the program, we successfully cut emissions by 42 percent or 210,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) while energy consumption was down 31 percent. 
  • In 2012, we set a science-based energy goal to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions by 20 percent by 2020 (from a 2012 baseline).
  • In 2016, we met our new goal by reducing energy consumption by 20 percent and cut GHG emissions by 28 percent — that’s 92,000 tons of CO2e.*
  • In 2018, we established a new corporate-wide science-based energy goal to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2025 (from a 2016 baseline).

*Energy Challenge 2012 included fleet and facilities for the Technology Business. Energy Goals 2020 and 2025 encompass all parts of our continuing businesses.

2018 Third-party GHG verification


  • Each new generation of Xerox products offers more functionality and uses less energy – saving our customers money and reducing their carbon footprint. In 2017, 100 percent of all our new eligible product introductions achieved ENERGY STAR.
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  • Xerox is a charter partner of the International ENERGY STAR program and has introduced nearly 500 ENERGY STAR qualified products since 1994.
  • The annual savings from our ENERGY STAR qualified equipment installed in our customer’s locations is equivalent to lighting one million U.S. homes for a year.
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