Year after year, Lexmark product excellence is recognized by trade magazines and industry associations in their respective competitions. Likewise, Lexmark's social awareness and environmental sensitivity is cited by governments and other social entities. Awards from industry experts, conservation groups and trade publications are nice in and of themselves. But moving beyond that they are a validation of the company’s efforts and successes in social responsibility. Even more important, these awards will translate into well served customers who will feel like they received a good value when they purchase one of our products and that they will have supported a socially conscious and environmentally minded company.
In 2011, Lexmark was added to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Enlarged Index (DJSI World Enlarged). Launched by Dow Jones in 2010, the DJSI World Enlarged tracks the performance of the most sustainable 20 percent of companies of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. The DJSI is considered the premier sustainability index, valued around the world by investors and customers alike.
Lexmark Chairman and CEO Paul Rooke receives the Responsible CEO of the Year award.
Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine named Lexmark Chairman and CEO Paul Rooke as Responsible CEO of the Year in the public company category. Winners were selected based on the scope of their impact on their organization and community, the extent to which they drove key initiatives, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken to achieve significant change.
In 2011 and 2012, Lexmark earned a spot on the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine again named Lexmark to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list identifies U.S. publicly traded companies that excel at serving a broad range of stakeholders. The annual survey has gained national recognition as an indicator of best practices in the area of corporate responsibility. Data is collected in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy.
Lexmark Research and Development Corporation (LRDC) garnered two top awards in 2011 from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). LRDC was honored as 2011 Outstanding Employer of the Year and for 2011 Best in Community Projects, the second year in a row for that award.
LRDC joined three other companies in the category for outstanding employers in the IT sector. The award is given to companies that have generated the most number of jobs and have maintained labor-management harmony. The award is also for companies that provide the best care to their employees.
The outstanding community projects award was in recognition of LRDC’s participation in several continuing projects, including:
Lexmark Sustainability Manager, John Gagel, was the recipient of the 2012 Earth Day Award, presented by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission. The award recognizes Mr. Gagel’s efforts to protect the environment, particularly his organization of the Cane Run Creek clean up. That waterway had been declared “impaired” due to invasive honeysuckle and accumulated waste.
The American Foundation for the Blind named Lexmark a 2011 Access Award Winner. Lexmark was recognized for the Lexmark Accessibility Solution. Darren Burton of the AFB congratulated Lexmark for "...taking the initiative to create this access solution in a product category where there are few options for accessibility."
The Lexmark Green Award, established in 2009, is a worldwide multi-level program to recognize and encourage responsible sustainability and environmental practices. Customers, resellers, partners, suppliers and employees are all eligible for the award.
In 2011, the award was expanded to recognize specific customer achievements in the areas of paper savings, cartridge returns and energy reductions. Criteria for each category were set, resulting in Bronze, Silver and Gold award levels.
In 2011, Lexmark received the When Work Works, Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The award recognizes model employers of all types and sizes across the U.S. for their innovative and effective workplace practices. Lexmark’s flexible work/life balance programs enhance operational efficiency, promote business goals and enrich the quality of life for employees.
For the second consecutive year, in 2011, Trust Across America named Lexmark to its Top Ten Most Trustworthy Public Companies list. Then, early in 2012, the organization named Lexmark CEO Paul Rooke among the country’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. Almost 3000 public companies were audited in the selection process. Among the criteria for inclusion in both of these lists are financial stability and strength, accounting conservativeness, corporate integrity, transparency, sustainability and long-term reputation preservation.