Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced the winning of the Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices award and the 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing)award.
The awards were recently presented to Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific in the presence of global sustainability leaders and advocates from more than 130 countries at the World CSR Congress 2016 in Mumbai, India.
The awards were given in recognition of Fuji Xerox’s efforts in the Asia Pacific region in creating innovative solutions and products as well as establishing sustainable practices to protect the environment and realize a better society.
Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices Award
A champion in sustainable document and communications solutions, Fuji Xerox has demonstrated excellence in waste management and procurement sustainability programs that drive both business and sustainability benefits to its customers and stakeholders.
Applying a design thinking to reduce the life-cycle impact of its products and realize zero landfill*, Fuji Xerox made an unprecedented voluntary industry-leading move to set up a robust Integrated Recycling System which adopts a closed loop approach to collect products and reuse parts, and incorporates inverse manufacturing to design products and components with minimum life-cycle impact at the onset.
It minimizes the use of new resources while maximizing resource efficiency, business cost savings and positive user experience. Fuji Xerox has achieved zero landfill since 2001 in Japan, and since 2009 in the Asia Pacific.
Recognizing the increasingly disastrous impact to environment and human health due to unethical deforestation, Fuji Xerox has also implemented a sustainable paper procurement program and developed a holistic assessment and traceability system to ensure that its paper suppliers adhere to stringent guidelines pertaining to the management of sustainable forests, chemical substances and recycled pulp.
100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing) Award
Janet Neo, head of Corporate Sustainability, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, was conferred the 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing) award, a tribute to leaders who have made influential contributions and displayed commitment towards social change.
The award criteria was based on the nominee’s strategic perspectives & building collaborative relationships; personal credibility, integrity & ethics; innovative sustainable solutions; incorporating ethical values; involvement in communities & protection of the environment. The nomination selection process was researched by a professional research cell and the shortlisted candidates were then reviewed by a jury comprising senior executives from across the globe.
“CSR is becoming ubiquitous. While that proves its business value, it requires companies to develop proprietary approaches that drive measurable social change and demonstrate effective governance and leadership to be CSR leaders,” said Dr. R. L. Bhatia, founder of the World CSR Congress and Chairman of the judging panel of the awards.
“Fuji Xerox is a successful international corporation that practices sustainability in a very big way, thus making it iconic in all respects. The World CSR Day recognizes and believes that the business of sustainability is what drives Fuji Xerox and its leaders.”
Last November, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific also won the Sustainable Business Awards for Waste Management and Materials Productivity, recognizing the company’s robust standards in full product life-cycle management across its nine Asia Pacific operating companies.
*1 Fuji Xerox defines Zero Landfill as recycling rate of more than 99.5 per cent