Saudi Xerox boasts a clear blueprint on how to bring company’s net-zero plans in line with Xerox corporate responsibility strategy.
As a socially responsible company and a trusted partner to the Saudi government for implementation of Vision 2030, Saudi Xerox is no stranger to sustainable practices. The company is already involved in a number of high profile and government sponsored sustainable projects such as E-invoicing and other mega projects.
Nevertheless, when it comes to climate action, knowing where to start is key and Saudi Xerox knows that sustainability begins at home. In its recently published 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Xerox outlined company’s global strategy to fight climate change. According to the report the company fast-tracked its net zero goal by 10 years and established a new goal of 2040. Based on this road map Xerox is determined to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions drastically and achieve net-zero emissions through a blend of projects in order to improve operational efficiency, create new technology innovations, and carbon compensation mechanisms.
Innovative and sustainable products and services
Saudi Xerox offers products and services which are designed for sustainability. To go that extra mile many existing Xerox products were re-engineered to be more energy-efficient. To achieve this goal adjustments made to the fuser design of laser-based printing products, while at the same time changes made to the properties of toner, more efficient electronic controls were developed, and the performance of the xerographic system were also improved
As part of its overall sustainability strategy, packaging and distribution are integral considerations of Saudi Xerox product commercialization process. The company strives to eliminate, reduce, reuse and recycle packaging whenever feasible.
End-of-life management of equipment
Saudi Xerox has long been committed to the responsible end-of-life management of equipment. The proliferation of e-waste regulations has created a need for many separate programs in different countries and even states. Saudi Xerox carefully provides recycling and waste disposal services to ensure that its clients’ returned equipment is protected from data breaches and improper disposal. To that end Saudi Xerox is in liaison with a well-known local body for recycling of its electronic wastes. This activity is carried out periodically and recently the company had delivered over 50 tons of electronic wastes for recycling.
Thou shall not waste!
Waste is bad news and Saudi Xerox has already devised a detailed plan for reducing the amount of waste, based on Xerox corporate guidelines and Saudi Arabia Circular Economy approach which advocates reduce, reuse, recycle and remove. During 2020 Xerox managed almost 68% of hazardous waste generated throughout the company, while non -hazardous wastes were also reduced by almost 30% comparing to 2019. In 2021 further reductions have been achieved which proves the company is on the right track.
The global economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic had a direct impact on Saudi Xerox’s ability to accelerate its plan for managing waste and offer practical solutions to its customers to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The seal of approval
Recognition of Xerox’s sustainability credentials is reflected in the award by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales of the inaugural Terra Carta Seal. The Seal was presented at a ceremony during the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), where Xerox is the print provider.
The Terra Carta Seal is 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.
And the future?
Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest oil producers, has already pledged aims to reach “net- zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.
Being an active partner of Saudi government and part of a global manufacturer with impressive pedigree in innovation and sustainable strategy Saudi Xerox is matching Xerox global standards, aligning sustainability with business goals.
Sustainable development requires meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Saudi Xerox is constantly striving to reduce its carbon footprint and solve problems affecting the businesses in Saudi in order to stabilize or reduce environmental burden. Saudi Xerox is confident the solutions it offers, which are based on Xerox corporate responsibility frame work, will reduce its impact and its customer’s impact on environment and help society and planet as a whole.
“As a pioneering company in promoting circular economy and a major partner of Saudi government’s Vision 2030 project we have adopted a multifaceted approach to sustainability. While we are constantly striving to champion sustainability, we are encouraging businesses in Saudi Arabia to implement digital technology and solutions. We have a clear blueprint on how to bring company’s net-zero plans in line with Xerox corporate responsibility strategy, ” comments Mehmet Sezer, General Manager of Saudi Xerox.
Saudi Xerox’s commitment to achieve net zero target set by Xerox Corporation will bring success to the company and its customers.
About Saudi Xerox
Saudi Xerox is the representation of Xerox in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1986, with business lines that include providing solutions to improve business processes, automation, and printing technology through an innovative vision of maximizing productivity and efficiency to create a better work environment. Saudi Xerox offers the full array of Xerox products and services ranging from workplace assistants, workflow solutions and managed print services in the KSA market. We address global and local market challenges consistently together in alignment with Xerox global standard. For more information, please visit www.saudixerox.com