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 place. 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 environmental actions. 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 Engineering organization. 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 philanthropy. Ethics 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 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. Innovation 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 resource management. 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 http://www.xerox.com/environment. About Xerox 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 http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor. Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/pr/xerox/rss.aspx. For open commentary, industry perspectives and views visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://realbusinessatxerox.blogs.xerox.com, http://www.facebook.com/XeroxCorp, http://www.youtube.com/XeroxCorp. XEROX ®, XEROX and Design ® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries.