Xerox Corporation was presented with the 2006 Gold Mercury Corporate Governance Award for their innovative technologies, products and services which are used to improve business results. Xerox upholds the Corporate Governance guidelines through their commitment to monitoring the effectiveness of policy and decision making at both the board and management level, with the aim of enhancing long-term shareholder value. It was recognised by Gold Mercury International for its standards and practices in its leadership structures, remuneration policies and shareholder rights and information. Furthermore its Code of Ethical Conduct, transparency, reporting and control were commended. It’s commitment to policy and practice in recruiting, hiring and promoting in all job classifications, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation was also recognised. Xerox’s work in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities are examples of outstanding Corporate Governance and responsibility of a company.