Monday, November 15, 2010

Xerox Employees Receive Earth Awards

Earth AwardsDo you remember the time, not too long ago, when everybody was obsessed with making things as small as possible? Well, people are still like that today, including the people over at Xerox Corporation who have been asking themselves just how small is too small? Confused? Well, the employees over at Xerox asked themselves that when they were trying to develop the smallest possible package for ColorQube solid ink. And what they came up with was a smaller package primarily made up of recycled material. Oh, and did I mention that this was one of Xerox's many green, employee-driven innovations which saved the company nearly $10.2 million while simultaneously eliminating 2.6 million pounds of waste this year?

According to Patty Calkins, Vice President of Xerox, "For 17 years our Earth Awards program has showcased how employees improve the business - and benefit the world - by eliminating waste. Xerox employees have a strong sense of pride attached to our legacy of being environmentally conscious."

There were over 30 nominations from Xerox facilities around the world this year including facilities in countries such as France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Judges took into consideration innovation, direct benefits to Xerox, duration of the project and the documented, measurable results of each and every entry. All in all a total of 13 winners were selected including two teams from Wilsonville, Oregon, two teams from Webster, New York, one team from Groveport, Ohio, one team from Ontario, Canada and one team from Dundalk, Ireland.

This is definitely a big day for Xerox as earning Earth Awards is a huge statement for any company. It is really an awesome thing to see companies that care so much for the environment, and it is even better to see them get rewarded for it in the end.

Source: Office Product News
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1 comment:

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