EPA Names Xerox Corporate Leader

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on May 21 named Xerox Corp. a Performance Track Corporate Leader. Xerox is one of only five companies earning this distinction.

The Corporate Leader appointment acknowledges Xerox for decades of environmental achievement, a sustained compliance record, and excellent facilities management in all five of its U.S. manufacturing facilities, and a superior level of commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

The company also received the agency's Climate Protection Award for significantly reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Xerox reduced its total global greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent from 2002 to 2006, surpassing several years early its original goal of a 10 percent reduction by 2012.

"Xerox is a true role model for the best in corporate sustainability practices and represents what our Corporate Leaders program is all about -- leadership, accountability and action," said

Dan Fiorino, director of the Performance Track Program at EPA. "We are looking for the select few who influence and improve our future through innovation and a continued commitment to the environment and sustainability."

To continue its commitment, Xerox has pledged to further minimize its environmental footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2012 from a 2002 baseline; reducing solid waste, and ultimately achieving waste-free manufacturing facilities; evaluating all strategic production suppliers according to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) standards, and helping suppliers with less than optimal performance reach higher compliance levels; and greening the paper supply chain by strengthening environmental requirements for suppliers that provide paper to Xerox for resale.

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