Xerox has been awarded the Terra Carta Seal in recognition of its commitment to creating genuinely sustainable markets and aligning with the ambitions of the Terra Carta recovery plan for Nature, People and Planet, which launched in January 2021.

The Seal has specifically been awarded to companies who hold a leadership position within their industry and who have credible transition roadmaps underpinned by globally recognised, scientific metrics for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Xerox itself is aiming for 2040, as noted in its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

The Prince of Wales, who launched the Seal through his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), commented, ‘The Terra Carta Seal recognizes those organizations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable, and puts Nature, People and the Planet at the heart of the economy. We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.’

John Visentin, vice chairman and CEO at Xerox, added, ‘We would like to thank His Royal Highness for spearheading the inaugural Terra Carta Seal launch, and we are honored to receive this recognition. At Xerox, we have long believed businesses, like ours, play a critical role in protecting the health of the planet while creating a brighter future for all. With a roadmap for achieving net zero by 2040, our commitments exceed the requirements of the Terra Carta. We are proud to lead the way in driving sustainable innovation. In doing so, we are helping solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.’

Xerox was also been selected by the UN to provide devices certified to meet internationally recognised security and product sustainability standards and onsite support to the COP26 conference, which recently took place in Glasgow. After the event, the company will also be working with Glasgow City Council and Procurement Scotland to agree to processes for the donation of devices used, with a proportion already allocated to local charities and schools.