Lexmark’s social and environmental impacts are divided into three focus areas, and are addressed by corresponding product, operational and community initiatives. Product initiatives correspond to the environment and social benefits of the solutions we develop. These solutions help our customers reduce their environmental footprint, meet the accessibility needs of their workforce and operate in a more environmentally responsible manner.
We continue to develop product features and solutions that offer our customers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of their printing and imaging activities. These efforts are validated by third-party certifications, including the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a method for consumers to evaluate the effect of a product on the environment. For more information, go to www.epeat.net.
Operational initiatives encompass all the activities we engage in to reduce our own environmental footprint at Lexmark facilities, and to make Lexmark a better employer and business partner through commitments to human rights and fair labor practices.
Lexmark has made great progress reducing the environmental impacts of our operations. We are proficient at using our collaboration intranet system, conference calls, Webinars and video conferencing. These tools are being utilized worldwide and have enabled global conversations and increased productivity.
We have prioritized our corporate community focus on initiatives that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education improvement, and that promote diversity. By concentrating Lexmark’s resources on improvements in these areas, we have made significantly more progress than by focusing on a broader range of issues.
At Lexmark, we first make sure that we are complying with local statutes wherever we have operations. Then, we balance and prioritize our approach by assessing what needs to be done and how best to do it to meet the needs of all stakeholders as completely as possible. We continue to make significant strides in these focus areas. In 2017 and beyond, we will look for opportunities to strengthen the environmental and social benefits of our product offerings, improve the efficiency of our operations and deliver additional positive benefits to the communities where we live and work.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends have driven Lexmark to evaluate the potential of physical risks and regulatory restrictions for our business and to consider potential opportunities to enhance and capitalize on our product offerings. Through this due diligence, we can help our customers achieve their own environmental sustainability and social responsibility goals. The most important risks and opportunities for Lexmark that are related to sustainability trends include the following:
We have prioritized our corporate community focus on initiatives that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education improvement, and that promote diversity.