Xerox exceeds greenhouse gas emission target

Xerox Corporation has exceeded its 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target and is upping its goal by more than 100 percent.

Xerox topped its 10 percent reduction target and is now boosting its goal to a 25 percent decrease by 2012. In addition to preventing the emission of 87,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2006, the equivalent of taking more than 18,000 cars off the road, Xerox’s GHG reduction program saved the company $18 million last year.

To meet its greenhouse gas reduction target, it launched a company-wide energy reduction program called “Energy Challenge 2012.”

The projects implemented resulted in significant greenhouse gas reductions:

  • 24 percent reduction in GHG emissions from use of company vehicles.
  • 27 percent reduction of GHG emissions associated with burning natural gas.
  • 13 percent reduction in GHG emissions from electricity use.

Not only did the conservation efforts help the environment, they also helped Xerox save money. Energy consumption during the period declined by 21 percent, driven by a 12 percent reduction in electricity use, a 27 percent reduction in natural gas purchases, and a 30 percent reduction in gasoline and diesel fuel consumption. Xerox’s energy expenses last year would have been 21 percent higher had it not been for its conservation measures. As a result the company saved $18 million in 2006.

The company aims to reduce emissions by 25 percent by 2012 from the 2002 baseline year.