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Demonstrating its commitment to social responsibility, Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced that it has joined the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary global corporate citizenship initiative.

The U.N. Global Compact provides a framework for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

"We are committed to advancing corporate responsibility throughout the global community and fully support the principles of the U.N. Global Compact," said Paul J. Curlander, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. "Lexmark is focused on ensuring that respect for human rights, safe working conditions and environmentally sound business practices remain top priorities for our organization and for those with whom we partner."

Lexmark's corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on community involvement, corporate governance and ethics, diversity, environmental responsibility, health and safety, human rights and labor standards, and supplier requirements.

In each area, Lexmark is committed to not only complying fully with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates, but also taking that commitment further by continually evaluating its business practices using the principles of sustainability to help protect future generations.

To learn more about Lexmark's corporate social responsibility program, visit


Launched in 2000, the U.N. Global Compact brings business together with U.N. agencies, labor, civil society, and governments to advance 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to mainstream these 10 principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader U.N. goals.

With over 4,100 participating companies and hundreds of other stakeholders from more than 120 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, please visit


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