Lexmark Cebu mangrove planting

Global Citizenship

Global citizenship

Lexmark strives to be a good corporate citizen and connect to the communities where we live and work through contributions, employee giving, equipment and technology, facilities, and volunteerism. Lexmark employees have various skills and talents and are passionate about helping others on a local, national and global scale.

Lexmarkers make a significant impact in our communities through volunteerism. To learn more about Lexmark's activities across the globe, please see Sustainability on location.

United Way

Lexmark locations in the U.S. and Juárez, Mexico support United Way (Fondo Unido in Juárez) by donating funds, employee skills, use of company facilities and communications as well as volunteer time and personal time. Employees are excited about the opportunity to help and often find fun ways to encourage others to donate to the cause—activities ranging from volunteer day projects to festivals and sports tournaments raising funds for these organizations.



Natural disaster recovery

Lexmark provides aid to communities in times of natural disaster. 2022 took a difficult toll. Recovery assistance was needed following flooding in Eastern Kentucky and wildfires in Boulder, Colorado. Also a donation was made for humanitarian efforts for Ukraine for the ongoing war with Russia. Lexmark made corporate donations and matched employee donations to provide these communities with relief. Lexmark partnered with nonprofit organizations such as the American Red Cross and the International American Red Cross to assist families affected by the devastation and war. In kind contributions were also donated based on specific needs.

Community partnerships

Over the years, Lexmark has formed positive partnerships with universities, local schools, local aid agencies, nongovernmental organizations and our customers to address areas of need within our communities. Activities such as food drives, health and wellness assistance, natural disaster recovery and education are a few of the areas of assistance in which Lexmarkers participate.

Lexmark empowers employees to give their time, talent and resources through programs such as Volunteer Time Off and flexible work policies. Lexmark's annual presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award to an employee who demonstrates excellence in volunteerism helps support the causes that are most important to the winning employee.

Understanding the power of teamwork, Lexmark works on joint projects with stakeholders who share our values. For many years, Lexmark has participated in partnerships focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, reforestation initiatives, educational infrastructure improvement, and watershed protection.

STEM education partnerships

Lexmark partners with universities and local schools to support STEM education. Lexmark established four University of Kentucky College of Engineering $10,000 annual scholarships to women and underrepresented minority students majoring in engineering. The scholarships also come with a paid 10-week summer internship at Lexmark headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.



In addition, Lexmark has been the title sponsor of the U.K. Engineering Day (E-Day) since 2017. Lexmark has been a longtime supporter of this interactive event sharing the excitement of engineering with school-aged children. Most recently, the Lexmark sustainability product team presented Lexmark product sustainability innovations as well as renewable energy and other areas of support include research, security, AI/ML data analytics, public cloud, material science, user experience (UX), motion control, gears, color science, society of hispanic professional engineers (SHPE) and Lexmark information and recruiting.

In Juárez, Mexico, Lexmark partners with Consejo Regional para el Desarrollo de la Educación y Sustentabilidad (CONREDES), a regional council for education and sustainability. The organization aligns workforce development efforts between business and academic sectors. CONREDES arranges industrial site visits for university students, providing them the opportunity to experience plant operations first-hand. Visits to Lexmark have been focused on problem-solving and improvements in areas such as supply chain, facilities, and lean manufacturing processes.

Environmental partnerships

From tree and mangrove plantings to trash collection and cleanup efforts, over the years, Lexmark employees have invested time to help the environment in the local communities, as well as raise awareness for environmental stewardship.


Lexmark has teamed up with PrintReleaf since 2018 to offset internal operations and test printing. The automatic process measures our paper consumption and calculates the equivalent number of trees needed to offset the environmental impact. The tree planting is audited by a leading global forestry auditor and certification is provided. 

This global reforestation service is now available to Lexmark managed print services customers to reduce their overall environmental footprint. They have the opportunity to select the region of their choice among PrintReleaf's list of geographic areas of need.

The PGA of America

Lexmark is the print provider for The PGA of America. This partnership extended into the communities in 2012. Trees have been planted to offset the environmental impact associated with the paper consumed during the championships. Some examples of carefully chosen planting projects include reforestation in areas that have suffered from the negative effects of invasive species, community sports park revitalization, wetland restoration, tornado devastation and city tree canopy needs.

Learn more about Lexmark's reforestation efforts.


Building homes for the community

Lexmark has sponsored more than 25 homes in the Lexington, Kentucky area. For over 20 years, Lexmark employees and retirees have joined the families in constructing the homes that will help transform their lives.

Since 2006, Lexmark Cebu has partnered with Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine organization with a mission to end poverty. As part of this partnership, Lexmark and our employees have donated time and money to construct homes and meet other community needs in the Lexmark Gawad Kalinga-Minglanilla village. To date, Lexmark volunteers have completed construction of 100 homes, a playground and a basketball court.


As outlined in the Lexmark Vision and Values, we strive to be good corporate citizens in the communities where our employees live and work. Our commitment to local and global communities is visible in the contributions of financial, product, and volunteer support to organizations working to help meet the challenges and needs of modern society.

We apply the same standards of excellence to our contribution and community support activities that we use in our business operations.

In-kind gifts

Lexmark makes numerous in-kind contributions to nonprofit organizations. In addition to printers and gifts associated with printing, employees collect items for numerous other needs. These collections are not tracked for value purposes but are meaningful contributions for the community. School supplies, food, clothing, health supplies, disaster relief supplies, and trees are some of the many items Lexmark has donated.



The Mira Foundation

Lexmark Canada has partnered with the Mira Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers free guide and service dogs to people living with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). All of Mira's services are made available free of charge. Lexmark's partnership with the Mira Foundation has changed the lives of over 337 people with disabilities who now benefit from a fully trained guide or service dog.