Xerox recognized for corporate citizenship initiatives
Monday, December 14, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
NORWALK, Conn. -- Xerox Corporation has been internationally recognized in the second half of 2009 for its corporate citizenship efforts in the areas of sustainability, diversity and health and wellness.
"Our longstanding commitment to corporate citizenship is engrained in the Xerox corporate culture-it is simply the way we do business," said Ursula Burns, chief executive officer, Xerox Corporation. "Recognition and awards are but one proof point of the value of that commitment, not only to our business but also to our people, our customers and the communities in which we work and live."
Buyers Laboratory Inc. Outstanding Achievement Award for Energy Efficiency
In a comparative energy consumption evaluation conducted by the independent research organization Buyers Laboratory Inc., the Xerox WorkCentre 7428 and WorkCentre 7435 both received an Outstanding Achievement Award for Energy Efficiency. Using Xerox's LED print head technology, the multifunction printers were found to consume significantly less energy than all of the competitive devices in their respective test groups. In fact, the projected annual energy costs for each are by far the lowest, at 65.5 percent and 57.7 percent lower than the overall average of their respective groups.
2009 Newsweek Green Rankings
Xerox ranked 28th in the 2009 Newsweek Green Rankings, an environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations that assesses each company's carbon footprint, climate change policies, energy efficiency, corporate social responsibility and reputation among peers. Xerox was noted for having strong climate change policies with carbon neutrality as the ultimate goal. The company was also recognized for a number of its ENERGY STAR certified products.
Trophée HORIZON 2009
The Crédit Agricole SA Purchase Logistic Department named Xerox France as one of only four of its suppliers in 2009 whose approaches to social and environmental responsibility have been considered remarkable. Xerox France was cited for its outstanding actions in eco-design and innovation, and social and responsible commitment to employees and environmental sustainability.
50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership
Diversity MBA magazine named Xerox one of the 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership and Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work for 2009. The company is one of the few major American corporations with women in the top two leadership positions, one in five at the vice president level or higher, and with 23 percent of professionals of color. Kevin M. Warren,chairman, president and CEO, Xerox Canada, was also named to Diversity MBA's Top 100 Under 50 Executives.
2009 Best Companies For Asian Pacific Americans
Xerox was named one of the 2009 Best Companies for Asian Pacific Americans by Asian Enterprise magazine. Over 30 percent of the company's employees belong to minority groups, placing Xerox among the top ten companies in hiring minorities, women, disabled and gay and lesbian employees. Xerox draws on the diversity of a global and diverse workforce and offers equal opportunity to create success.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Employer of Choice Award
Xerox's Don Liu, general counsel and secretary, has again been honored with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Employer of Choice Award. The award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have a commitment to and succeed at creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate legal department.
Health, Safety and Wellness
American Heart Association Fit Friendly Companies
Xerox earned "gold-level" designation through the American Heart Association's Fit Friendly Company Program. "Gold-level" recognition is for companies that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting a wellness culture.
18th Annual NISO Occupational Safety Awards
Xerox's manufacturing, engineering and assembly facilities in Dundalk, Ireland won the 2009 National Irish Safety Organisation's Electronic/Electrical Manufacturing/Assembly Award for demonstrated effectiveness and superior performance in risk management, objectives, programs, management review and health and safety.