Xerox Recognized by Range of Global Organizations in 2012
Accolades received for corporate citizenship, ethics, sustainability,
innovation diversity and more
NORWALK, Conn. -- November 27, 2012
It’s long been a fact that, at Xerox (NYSE: XRX), much of the work done by its
employees and for its customers is driven in part to make the world a better
In fact, the company’s CEO, in a recent interview said, “Frankly those
companies that dismiss citizenship as a necessary evil don’t get my time,
attention or business – unless they’re 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 company’s success. This
recognition, including rankings in the FTSE4Good Index Series and Fortune
magazine’s ‘Most Admired’ list, speak to the company’s commitments in the
areas of sustainability, innovation, diversity, and ethics.
Corporate Social Responsibility
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
Fortune magazine ranked Xerox third on its annual “Most Admired” list. Xerox,
which falls in the list’s 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
Xerox made Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 13th Annual 100 Best Corporate
Citizens List for 2012. Criteria for the rankings include climate change,
employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and
Xerox was named one of Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 World’s 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 Green’s 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 nation’s 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 14^th in EPA’s Top
20 technology and telecom list of largest green power purchasers within the
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada is the recipient of the Chemical Institute
of Canada’s 2012 Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award. Each year the
CIC’s 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
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
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 company’s demonstrated track record in areas such as workplace
diversity and leadership opportunities for minorities.
Xerox was selected as one of Black Enterprise magazine’s 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
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
Xerox received a score of 100 percent on The Human Rights Campaign’s 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 Canada’s 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 year’s
InformationWeek 500 – an annual listing of the nation’s 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 company’s
unique 50 years of research and development collaboration with Fuji Xerox.
Best Place to Work
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
To learn more about Xerox and its commitment to citizenship, please visit
http://www.xerox.com/citizenship. For more information about Xerox’s
commitment to environmental sustainability, visit
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s 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
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