For 34 years, Steve and Lana Gleason had to drive 40 miles to collect water for their home in rural Oregon. As the couple aged, the task became more difficult and even dangerous, especially for Steve who lives with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The challenge for reliable water became increasingly strenuous as the pandemic arose. Thanks to encouragement from a neighbor, the Gleasons applied for assistance through the Water Well Trust (WWT), a nonprofit arm of the Water Systems Council established to provide wells for Americans who do not have a safe drinking water supply.
As natural disasters around the world become more frequent and cause greater damage, global water technology leader Xylem is furthering its commitment to humanitarian disaster response by providing training and resources to employee volunteers around the globe. An industry leader in providing commercial flooding and disaster prevention, mitigation and response to water operators and their communities, the company has expanded its humanitarian disaster relief efforts in recent years.
RYE BROOK, NY, September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced it manufactured and delivered through Xylem partners more than 100,000 protective face shields in Europe and the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative leveraged internal manufacturing capabilities including three-dimensional printing and injection molding.
A wave of recent severe weather events and natural disasters has devastated communities across the globe, causing major loss of life, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without basic needs like shelter and clean water. These tragedies are on the rise due to climate change, their impact intensified by pressures like population growth and coastal development.
For Xylem, this work is about creating social value and an integral part of our shared commitment to solve water.
Sourcing and donating personal protective equipment to protect frontline workers keeping the water flowing in their communities
RYE BROOK, N.Y.,July 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), today announced it is sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline utility operators. The program is providing for the safety of essential water, wastewater and solid waste utility workers in smaller, rural and tribal utilities who have kept water flowing in their communities amidst the challenges of COVID-19. The first shipments of face masks began in late July.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 3BL Media’s annual ranking of public companies. Xylem ranked 16th in an assessment of 1000 companies globally, rising two places since its 2019 evaluation. The Company also took second place among all Capital Goods companies in the list.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a global water technology company, today announced it had succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) intensity, exceeding its planned target.
Xylem’s 2019 Sustainability Report, “Water for a Healthy World,” launched today, revealed the Company had achieved a 28.3% reduction in GHG intensity, against a target of 20% set in 2014. The report also demonstrated over-achievement or material progress on all of its 2019 sustainability targets.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), today announced support for UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s COVID-19 contribution will be directed to the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives.
Xylem calls on customers and partners to nominate non-profit organizations in their communities to receive funding for COVID-19 response
RYE BROOK, N.Y.,April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Global water technology company Xylem, (NYSE: XYL), announced today an expansion of its Partner Community Grants Program to further support customers and partners in the fight against COVID-19. To support community-level crisis responses, Xylem Watermark, the Company’s corporate citizenship program, is inviting customers and partners worldwide to nominate nonprofit organizations in their communities to receive grant funding for COVID-19 responses.