At Lexmark, the way we conduct our business is as important as the quality of our products, solutions and services. We are a socially responsible company in our global community. We strive to maintain best practices for sustainability - balancing economic, environmental and social concerns. We are committed to being a company with a strong respect for human rights, safe work conditions, and environmentally sound business practices, for our own organization and those with whom we partner.
In a struggling economy, why is sustainability still so important to us? Because its core tenets remain constant: balancing the goals of a thriving corporation, protection for the environment and its resources and social responsibility. Together, they lead to an improved quality of life for future generations and ourselves, and make Lexmark more efficient, environmentally responsible and competitive.
Compiling this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report is an opportunity for us to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year as we pursued this vision, and to share our goals for the future of economic, social and environmental sustainability.
While these successes validate the strength of our CSR program, we recognize that there is always more that can be done. Going forward, we will continue to support the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and will conduct business in a manner that is sensitive to societal and environmental issues that align with the principles of that compact. We will remain diligent in maintaining a leadership position in our sustainability efforts. We will also strive for continuous improvement, consistent with the strategy we pursue throughout our business.
It is my pleasure to present Lexmark’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility report.
Paul A. Rooke
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lexmark International, Inc.