Xerox to Support Reforestation Efforts
In honor of World Environment Day, Xerox partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant nearly 23,000 trees — one for each Xerox employee — contributing to the nonprofit’s global reforestation efforts while also educating employees on how they can make a meaningful difference for the environment.
The partnership coincides with this year’s World Environment Day focus on the continuation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands.
“Partners like Xerox help us achieve the scale needed to drive meaningful impact through trees,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “It’s going to take organizations of all types and sizes coming together to make a difference. We are grateful for their commitment.”
The Arbor Day Foundation has worked to plant nearly 500 million trees over the past 50 years through efforts that improve forests and communities of greatest need worldwide.
“Xerox has a long history of innovating for a better future – which includes a better future for our planet. We have a social responsibility to do what’s best for the environment, and we’re excited to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees and help spread greater awareness while doing our part to drive sustainability efforts,” said Michele Cahn, vice president of Global Government Affairs, Sustainability & Citizenship at Xerox. “In addition to the partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Xerox is launching its own customized GHG reduction training program for all employees to ensure we remain at the forefront of driving to net-zero by 2040.”
Reforestation efforts will take place in British Columbia, Canada; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Community Forest Trust, U.K.; and Accion Andia, Andes Mountains.
With climate change being one of the defining issues of our time, Xerox has long believed that businesses play a critical role in protecting the health of the planet. Beyond its World Environment Day initiatives, Xerox outlined an aggressive net zero roadmap, which includes achieving its net-zero goal by 2040, fast-tracking its target by 10 years. The company also announced it achieved ENERGY STAR® registration for 100% of eligible new products, and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy on HVAC technology that could cut the energy consumption of air conditioners by up to 80%.
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