Here at DWS sustainability is our responsibility and our promise. As an authorised Xerox Concessionaire we align our values with Xerox. We’re proud of the steps Xerox is taking in preserving our environment.
Targets and Achievements
Xerox aim to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2040. Initially targets were set in 2003 and since then huge achievements have been made in achieving these objectives.
- Between the first baseline year of 2002 and 2016, 320,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) was eliminated
- In 2016, a goal was created to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by an additional 25% by 2025. This was achieved by year-end 2019.
- The focus is now to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by at least 60% by 2030. This is against the company’s 2016 baseline, in line with the ambitious 1.5°C science-based global warming target. This means emissions will have reduced by 85% as compared to emissions in the company’s original 2002 baseline.
- For Scope 3, the target is to reduce emissions by 35%. This equates to a reduction of over 300,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Source – Xerox
Xerox is a company initially built around printers and copiers. In todays world this has expanded to more digital forms of sharing and securing data. Introducing software such as DocuShare® and FreeFlow® has enabled Xerox and their customers to reduce paper consumption. However, Xerox still recognises there is an obligation to responsibly source paper and enable efficient paper use.
A partnership with Print ReLeaf has given customers the opportunity to contribute to reforestation. The “You print one, we’ll plant one,”initiative was introduced. By using reporting they can equate the number of trees planted in reforestation in areas of need to reach sustainability targets.
Chemicals are required during the printing process and throughout the years toxic chemicals have been removed. This reduces the flow of these harmful substances into our water and air and supports with sustainability.
In addition to chemicals other waste is produced therefore Xerox established measures to reduce waste. The collection and reuse / recycling program now results in millions of cartridges and toner containers returned for reuse or recycling each year. Through the Xerox Green World Alliance programme 2.1 million cartridges, toner and containers and other used supply items, equating to 4,400 metric tons have been recycled or reused.
This year Xerox was proud to achieve the ENERGY STAR® 2023 Partner of the Year Award for Sustainable Excellence.
ENERGY STAR Award Winners are recognised for their industry leadership in manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient products and services. They are also recognised for their commitment to devising and implementing strategies that generate significant savings in our home, structures, and facilities. All to establish a sustainable and healthy environment.