Finance & Economics
Any business must position itself to thrive well into the future. The same long-term perspective that ensures our continued success also drives our keen interest in sustainability. Forces like climate change, natural resource depletion and human rights can have a material impact on our ability to conduct business in an increasingly interconnected world.
Employing members of the local communities and using local resources when possible help Lexmark have a positive impact on the economies that surround our global locations.
Investors today seek companies who understand the diverse set of risks in their business and who are proactive about addressing them. At Lexmark we go beyond typical risk mitigation. We not only seek a thorough awareness of the world in which we operate, we also strive to make it a better place. This is deeply infused in our corporate culture, and we are a stronger company for it.
Lexmark is committed to delivering shareholder value to our investors. Our focus on environmental sustainability yields significant operational efficiencies. By reducing waste in all its forms, we can pass more value on to our shareholders.
Significant Investments—Ongoing Commitment to Human Rights
Since 2010, Lexmark has acquired 14 software companies. Claron and Kofax were acquired in 2015. During due diligence of the target companies, Lexmark confirmed that each of these companies prohibit discrimination based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or veteran status. These acquisitions are enabling Lexmark to transform from a hardware provider to a higher value solutions provider.
To ensure full financial transparency, the Lexmark Investor Relations page provides a range of information about the financial performance and market presence of our companies, our financial reporting covers all of Lexmark’s legal entities.
Government Assistance and Presence in Shareholding Structure
Lexmark received no significant financial assistance from the U.S. or any other government in 2015. No government is part of Lexmark’s shareholding structure.
Indirect Economic Impacts
Lexmark’s presence has positive impacts on the economies that surround our global locations. We provide competitive employee compensation, use local resources and hire the majority of our employees from surrounding communities.
A significant portion of Lexmark employees—including those in the United States, Mexico and the Philippines—work in locations that have minimum-wage rules. Lexmark is committed to rewarding our employees for their hard work. Lexmark and its subsidiaries worldwide offer salaries and benefit plans that are highly competitive; and compensation plans are frequently benchmarked to ensure that we remain competitive. By maintaining favorable salaries and benefits, we attract and retain employees. Moreover, providing above-average employee compensation has a favorable economic impact on the markets in which we do business.
Political Contributions and Lobbying
Lexmark is committed to transparency in its political dealings and relationships. To view Lexmark's policy on political contributions click here.
Lexmark is committed to complying with local laws related to the disclosure of political dealings such as those that require reporting political contributions to the appropriate state or federal political and/or ethics authorities, and publishing the information on their respective websites. No financial or in-kind political contributions have been made in the U.S. or in non-U.S. countries where we do business.
From time to time, Lexmark employs the services of remunerated attorney and non-attorney advocates and consultants. These advocates provide Lexmark with legislative monitoring services, guidance on proposed and enacted legislation, and communication of the applicable Lexmark position on legislation to interested parties and/or stakeholders.