Despite an unprecedented pandemic that has brought many unexpected challenges, Xylem employees’ continued to donate their volunteer hours, donation dollars and passion for solving water to Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate social responsibility program. Throughout 2020, Xylem Watermark was able to reach more people than ever through funding, education programs and awareness efforts. In the face of the pandemic, Xylem also directly supported COVID-19 relief through volunteerism, matching employee and business partner donations and providing community grants.
Throughout October, Xylem invited employees and partners to participate in the fifth annual Global Month of Service. With the challenges posed by COVID-19, we focused more on individual and small group opportunities rather than large group outings. We are incredibly proud of the ways teams, partners and individuals came together to exemplify how we make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
During the campaign, more than 2,200 individuals from around the world generously donated more than 8,800 hours of volunteer service!
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 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.
Xylem is proud to be a partner of St. Cassian School’s Scholars and Artists-in-Residence program. As part of this programs, students learned about water as a valuable resource and created a water filtration system. Sixth grade students participated in the World Water Monitoring Event, a program developed by Earth Echo and implemented by Xylem employees. The students visited Yantacaw Brook Park in Montclair and tested pond water temperature, turbidity, PH and dissolved oxygen level. They then recorded the result in a worldwide water monitoring data bank.
Donation of new water well first for program partnership
SUFFOLK, Va.,Feb. 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A rural Virginia family displaced from their home after their water well failed are receiving the gift of clean water today, marking the first project of Hometown H2O, a domestic water program aimed at bringing education and access to clean and sustainable water to people and communities in need across the United States.
Xylem Watermark was honored with the Model of Corporate Social Responsibility award during the 9th Annual China Charity Festival, held in Beijing on January 14-15. The award is in recognition of Xylem’s overall CSR performance, but highlights events implemented in partnership with China Women’s Development Foundation in October 2019.