Letter from our CEO

Every day at Lexmark, we help our customers make a lasting impression on their world. We use that same drive, focus and passion to improve, enhance and expand our efforts on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 
Throughout 2022 we continued to drive toward our goal of being carbon neutral by 2035. Construction of a 2-megawatt solar array at our corporate headquarters is nearly complete, a smaller test array was designed and installed at our R&D center in Cebu, Philippines, and we began planning for renewable energy projects at our Juarez, Mexico, manufacturing facility. Additionally, the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) approved Lexmark’s near-term science-based emissions reduction target. 
In 2022, working with Climate Impact Partners, we announced our first certifications targeting climate action: CarbonNeutral® product certification for two devices and CarbonNeutral manufacturer certification for our Juarez, Mexico, facility. 

We have continued to make significant progress with our use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics. This effort reduces single-use plastics and minimizes waste. We have set goals to have an average of 50% PCR in our Lexmark branded and designed devices and cartridges. Currently we have an average of 40% PCR in devices and 41% in cartridges.

Lexmark's progress on environmental, social and governance initiatives resulted in a Platinum sustainability rating by EcoVadis, indicating Lexmark is in the top 1% of the over 100,000 companies assessed worldwide.
We also continued to leverage our industry expertise and in-house engineering along with emerging technologies to turn information into insight, data into decisions and analytics into action. Our ever-growing IoT offerings in addition to our many years as a leader in the imaging industry continue to help us meet the needs of our customers and often exceed their expectations. 
At Lexmark we are focused on ensuring that our workplace culture is one of collaboration, flexibility and excellence for all. In our recent annual global survey of our employees, 96% said people at Lexmark treat each other with respect and 94% said they can be themselves at work. We are very proud of the culture we have built, and we will continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 

These efforts along with our continued support of numerous community organizations, STEM education initiatives and local environmental projects make me extremely proud to be a Lexmarker. We have the best people in the world. 

I want to thank our employees, customers and partners for their contributions to our sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Your support and collaboration have been critical to our success. I invite you to read our 2022 CSR report to learn more about our progress and commitments. Together, we can create a better world for all. 


Allen Waugerman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lexmark International, Inc.