Xerox Holdings Corporation has been awarded the Terra Carta Seal. The inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal recognises global companies that are driving innovation and demonstrating their 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 Terra Carta Seal has been awarded to companies who hold a leadership position within their industry and who have credible transition roadmaps underpinned by globally recognized, scientific metrics for achieving net-zero by 2050 or earlier.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said, “the Terra Carta Seal recognises 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.”
With climate change being one of today’s defining issues, Xerox this year fast-tracked its net-zero goal by 10 years to 2040, as noted in its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The report marks the first time Xerox published its roadmap to net zero. The roadmap particularly focuses on improving processes and energy efficiency, as well as designing environmentally responsible products and clean technologies. Xerox prepared the 2021 CSR report according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
John Visentin, Vice Chairman and CEO, Xerox added, “We would like to thank His Royal Highness for spearheading the inaugural Terra Carta Seal launch, and we are honoured 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.”