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Xerox revisits Glasgow to deliver sustainable print technology to local community

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Xerox is working with Glasgow City Council and Procurement Scotland to donate print devices used at the COP26 conference in November 2021, as part of its continued commitment to tackle climate change.

The majority of the devices have already been donated to local charities, having been remanufactured just three miles away from Glasgow at Concept, the company’s Clydebank plant. The devices themselves carry Blue Angel, Energy Star and epeat eco label certifications and have been fully validated by The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for their robust security and functionality.

As the official print technology services partner of COP26, Xerox also provided 100% post consumer waste FSC approved paper during the conference. All pages that were printed were offset by the PrintReleaf Reforestation Programme – which sees Xerox plant a tree in a managed forest for every 8333 pages that pass through its devices.

In recognition of initiatives like these, as well as the company’s continued drive for innovation and consistent demonstration of its commitment to creating sustainable markets, Xerox was one of only 45 organisations to recently be awarded the inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal.

Alongside this, the company also announced its plans to reach net zero by 2040, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Darren Cassidy, managing director, Xerox UK and Ireland, stated: ‘Given the urgency surrounding climate change, we felt that it was an imperative to fast track our net zero goal by 10 years. To do so we have adapted our roadmap to cover all aspects of the value chain and have expanded our GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions reduction goal to cover scopes 1 and 2, as part of the GHG Corporate Protocol, as well as scope 3 emissions which isn’t required.’

Thanks to its efforts, Xerox has already been able to eliminate 320,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, offset 1.5 billion pages of paper through its reforestation programme and planted 200,000 trees.

Darren continued, ‘Behaving responsibly as a corporate citizen remains a core pillar of our company values, but we also recognise the increasing severity of this global issue and the impact it will have. I am proud of the achievements Xerox has made so far and of the long term strategy we have put in place to deliver against our climate goals. This includes continued investment in solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of our operations and the development of technologies that help clients reduce the energy and environmental impact of their businesses.’

Outside of its internal initiatives, Xerox will maintain its work with both the UNFCCC Race to Zero and the SBTi Business Ambition for 1.5c Campaign, to meet its climate mitigation targets including the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and continues to be an active member of the DEFRA E-alliance.


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