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Xerox 2008 Global Citizenship Report Proves Efforts Toward Corporate Social Responsibility

All companies like to say they are “green,” but Xerox is putting numbers behind it. Its “2008 Report on Global Citizenship” provides a year-over-year look at its progress toward its goals toward corporate social responsibility.

Among the highlights:

  • Two additional facilities named members of U.S. EPA National Environmental Performance Track (validating environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance). This brings the total to five.
  • Named a National Performance Track Corporate Leader in 2008.
  • Recycling rate of 92%—up 1% from 2006.
  • Energy consumption down 2% from 2006—total cut of 19% between 2002 and 2007
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5% from 2006—cut emissions worldwide by 21% between 2002 and 2007
  • 80% of new products introduced in 2007 met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s tougher ENERGY STAR requirements


Also, included in the report are sections and key metrics devoted to governance and ethics, customer privacy and satisfaction, employee diversity and development, environmental initiatives, corporate donations and volunteerism, and more.

An interactive version of the report can be found at the following link: Xerox Global Citizenship Report.

Written by Heidi Tolliver-Walker

Heidi Tolliver-Walker has been a commercial and digital printing industry analyst, feature writer, columnist, editor, and author for nearly 20 years. She is known for her meticulous research and no-nonsense perspective. In addition to having written thousands of industry articles for top industry publications, she and Richard Romano have been the face of the well-respected industry research firm The Industry Measure (TrendWatch Graphic Arts) for many years. In her more than 13-year tenure with the firm, she has written countless reports on digital printing, 1:1 (personalized) printing, Web-to-print, personalized URLs, and other hot industry applications. She is also a long-time contributing editor and columnist for Printing News, for which she writes two monthly columns, including "Personal Effects," which features monthly analysis of 1:1 (personalized) printing case studies. She is also the author of three titles for the National Association of Printing Leadership: Designer's Printing Companion, Ink & Color: A Printer's Guide, and Diversifying Via Value-Added Services. As a small, niche publisher (Strong Tower Publishing), she is active in utilizing these technologies in her own business, as well.


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