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.