Xerox Extends Reach of Sustainability Practices Encouraging Others to Recycle Electronics Responsibly

  Xerox Extends Reach of Sustainability Practices Encouraging Others to
  Recycle Electronics Responsibly

Xerox joins coalition and helps launch electronic reuse and recycling standard

Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn. -- June 9, 2014

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today that it has joined the Sustainable
Electronics Recycling International (SERI) coalition to help launch a program
to encourage companies to responsibly reuse and recycle electronics. By
supporting this industry initiative, Xerox continues to be an environmental
leader and create a better, greener world.

Xerox is among 10 companies partnering with SERI to support the R2 Leader
program.

“We have a long history of supporting responsible recycling, so this effort is
a natural fit for us,” said Diane P. O’Connor, vice president, Global
Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Xerox. “For many years, we’ve
vetted recycling vendors before we agree to ship them our electronics, and we
encourage other companies to do the same. The R2 certification ensures you are
dealing with responsible recyclers. This is great for Xerox and our customers
because it extends the reach of our sustainability practices to others in the
industry, magnifying our impact on our world.”

Xerox’s environmental sustainability goes back to the introduction of the
first office machine that made two-sided copies possible. The company also was
the first to introduce recycled-grade cut sheet paper and to offer customers
office equipment with an energy-saving mode, long before ENERGY STAR was
established. Today, Xerox continues to innovate for a better world, creating
services and technologies that reduce the impact on the environment including
smart parking, public transit, electronic toll collection and other
transportation solutions and ConnectKey^® enabled multifunction printers
compatible with energy management solutions such as Cisco^® EnergyWise.

By joining the R2 Leader program, companies are making a commitment to support
R2-certified electronics refurbishment and recycling, and to consider R2
certification when choosing a recycling partner. R2 Leaders, including Xerox,
now have a leadership role in projects for responsible reuse and recycling
around the world.

The R2 standard was created in 2008 through a process that included the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, electronics manufacturers, recycling
companies, nonprofit organizations, and other groups. R2 certified electronics
recycling and refurbishing facilities adhere to best practices in areas
including worker health and safety, environmental protection, chain-of-custody
reporting and data security. Worldwide, over 540 facilities in 17 countries
are R2 certified. Xerox’s U.S. facilities that disassemble returned equipment,
in Monroe, Ohio, and Cerritos, California, recently achieved the R2
certification.

About SERI

SERI, formerly R2 Solutions, is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing
sustainable electronics reuse and recycling around the world. It is the
housing body for the R2 Standard. This coalition is part of the organization’s
effort in 2014 to raise the environmental bar for the electronics refurbishing
and recycling industries in both developed and, especially, developing
nations. From education and outreach to on-the-ground pilot projects, SERI is
undertaking an ambitious set of programs designed to play a key role in
transforming this industry for the better.More information can be found at
www.sustainableelectronics.org.

About Xerox

Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox
have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the
global leader in business process and document management, helping
organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real
business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we have more than 140,000 Xerox
employees and do business in more than 180 countries, providing business
services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government
organizations. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

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http://www.xerox.com/downloads/usa/en/e/Environment_Sustainability_Commitment.pdf

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Media:
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Bill Mckee, +1-585-423-4476, bill.mckee@xerox.com
or
Riedman Communications for Xerox,
Laurie Riedman, +1-585-820-7617, laurie@riedmancomm.com
 
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