Coinciding with the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, November 2021, Xerox has been awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal in Recognition of the Company’s Commitment to Creating a Sustainable Future.
HRH Prince Charles launched the Terra Carta Seal as part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI). As the most prestigious award in the entire global effort to recognise sustainability and the role of outstanding corporate citizens, it is a fantastic honour for Xerox to have been selected as one of its first recipients.
The seal itself, was designed by Sir Jony Ive, who explained that the Terra Carta Seal ‘embodies the vision and ambition of the Terra Carta, a recovery plan for Nature, People and Planet.’
Xerox Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: XRX) have long held a leadership position in CSR and ESG. Their decades-long drive to innovate to reduce waste, pollution, and energy consumption places them at the forefront of the industry. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales shared his thoughts at the awards ceremony:
“The Terra Carta Seal recognizes 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”.
As the UK’s original Xerox concessionaire, and one of only three Xerox Platinum Partners, Advanced UK welcomes this award as we believe it reflects our own ethos and commitment to Net Zero.
Humperdinck Jackman, marketing director for Advanced UK explained that the Terra Carta Seal “is awarded to those corporations which have credible transition roadmaps underpinned by globally recognized, scientific metrics for achieving net zero by 2050 or earlier”.
As John Visentin, Vice Chairman and CEO, Xerox said also:
“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”.
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).
At Advanced UK, we share the commitment of Xerox and have embarked on a formal program of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting with a strong emphasis on reducing our emissions combined with a unique reforestation initiative to be formally announced by December 2021.
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Humperdinck Jackman – Marketing Director
Humperdinck has a 30-year career spanning Document Management Systems (DMS), data protection, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Robotic Process Automation. With many articles published in print internationally, he believes the advances in office technology are such that we’re entering the 4th Industrial Revolution. Now Director of Marketing and Consulting Services at Advanced UK, he’s as active with clients as he is in endeavouring to write original blog articles.