Xerox is working with Glasgow City Council and Procurement Scotland to donate print devices used at the COP26 conference, 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, a Xerox 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.
Xerox also announced its plans to reach net zero by 2040, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Darren Cassidy, Managing Director, Xerox UK&I said: “Given the urgency surrounding climate change, we felt that it was an imperative to fast-track our net zero goal by ten years. To do so we have adapted our roadmap to cover all aspects of the value chain and have expanded our GHG 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.”
Xerox has already been able to eliminate 320,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, offset 1.5 billion pages of paper through its reforestation program and plant 200,000 trees.