Xerox Recognized by Range of Global Organizations in 2012
Accolades received for corporate citizenship, ethics, sustainability, innovation diversity and more
NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Its long been a fact that, at Xerox (XRX) (NYSE: XRX), much of the work done by its employees and for its customers is driven in part to make the world a better place.
In fact, the companys CEO, in a recent interview said, Frankly those companies that dismiss citizenship as a necessary evil dont get my time, attention or business unless theyre looking to benchmark us as an example of decades-long, values-based leadership.
Ursula Burns remarks were underscored throughout 2012 as Xerox received a long list of accolades and awards highlighting the companys success. This recognition, including rankings in the FTSE4Good Index Series and Fortune magazines Most Admired list, speak to the companys commitments in the areas of sustainability, innovation, diversity, and ethics.
For the fifth consecutive year, Xerox has retained its position on the FTSE4Good rating scheme by meeting the FTSE4Good criteria for corporate responsibility, social and stakeholder engagement, human rights and environmental actions.
Fortune magazine ranked Xerox third on its annual Most Admired list. Xerox, which falls in the lists computer industry category, moved up one spot this year, behind Apple and EMC.
Xerox was selected as a 2012 Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by the deans of the accredited engineering programs and the corporate-academic alliance members of the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering organization.
Xerox made Corporate Responsibility Magazines 13th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2012. Criteria for the rankings include climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.
Xerox was named one of Ethisphere Institutes 2012 Worlds Most Ethical Companies under the consumer electronics category. Cited for upholding the highest of ethical principles, Xerox has been included on the list since it was first published six years ago.
Xerox was ranked 66th in Newsweek Greens analysis of the largest 500 American companies, comparing their environmental footprint, corporate management and transparency, to identify the most eco-friendly.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Xerox as being among the nations top purchasers of Green Power in the technology and telecom sector. Green power is electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydro and produces no net increase of greenhouse gas emissions. It also ranked Xerox 14th in EPAs Top 20 technology and telecom list of largest green power purchasers within the sector.
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada is the recipient of the Chemical Institute of Canadas 2012 Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award. Each year the CICs Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network recognizes one organization which has made significant contributions to the field of green chemistry and engineering, including the technical, economic, human health and environmental benefits.
Interbrand ranked Xerox 32nd out of 50 brands on its 2012 Best Global Green Brands report. The report examines how leading brands perform in the area of sustainability and how environmentally conscious efforts are perceived by the public.
Xerox was selected by the United States Hispanic Advocacy Association this year as one of the Top 25 Corporations in the Fortune 500. This recognition is based on the companys demonstrated track record in areas such as workplace diversity and leadership opportunities for minorities.
Xerox was selected as one of Black Enterprise magazines 40 Best Companies for Diversity in 2012. Xerox was chosen based on a survey that covered four concentrated areas: employee base, senior management, board of directors and supplier diversity. Xerox has been recognized on this list for all eight years of publication.
Out of more than 800 corporations, Xerox was selected by LATINA Style magazine as one of the 50 best companies for Latinos to be employed. The annual LATINA Style 50 report highlights companies dedicated to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives.
Xerox received a score of 100 percent on The Human Rights Campaigns 2013 Corporate Equality Index as one of the best places to work for LGBT employees. Xerox has consistently scored 100 percent since the inception of the survey over 10 years ago.
Xerox Canada was named one of Canadas Best Diversity Employers in 2012 by MediaCorp. The list recognizes employers across Canada for exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. Winners were featured in a special editorial supplement in The Globe and Mail.
Xerox has been named one of the top IT innovators on this years InformationWeek 500 an annual listing of the nations most innovative users of business technology. The company ranked 111 among the 500 companies recognized for IT innovation in 2012, up from 210 last year.
The Innovation in Japan U.S. Business and Technology Awards program announced Xerox as the winner of a special award called Outstanding Accomplishment in Japan U.S. Collaboration in Innovation. The award recognizes the companys unique 50 years of research and development collaboration with Fuji Xerox.
Xerox Portugal was voted number one in a "Best Place to Work in Portugal" ranking by Accenture and the Portuguese business magazine, Exame. The rankings are based on an employee survey, combined with a qualitative analysis of human resource management.
To learn more about Xerox and its commitment to citizenship, please visit http://www.xerox.com/citizenship. For more information about Xeroxs commitment to environmental sustainability, visit http://www.xerox.com/environment.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the worlds leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces from small businesses to large global enterprises to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.
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Source: XeroxCopyright Business Wire 2012