RYE BROOK, N.Y., September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Xylem announced plans to expand its support to $1 million in contributions and volunteer time to the recovery and rebuild efforts underway in response to some of the most devastating weather events on record: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the severe flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Company’s actions include monetary contributions from the Company and its corporate citizenship initiative Xylem Watermark, employee plus matching gift donations and an expansion of its ongoing employee volunteer initiatives in the affected areas.
In celebration of World Water Day on March 22, Xylem launched a month-long volunteer challenge that extended through Earth Day on April 22 for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues.
Protecting safe water resources around the world is a critical part of Xylem Watermark’s mission, and employees in Herford, Germany made their mark during Xylem’s inaugural Month of Service by participating in a clean-up event of the Werre River.
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28 Xylem employees, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders, launched two dragon boats on the Werre River and collected nearly 45 lbs (20 kg) of garbage and debris, including an old wooden door, as part of the inaugural Month of Service. Employees were trained in the importance of clean water and protecting local watersheds before embarking on their team building expedition. The local community and partner organization recognized the Herford team and Xylem’s commitment to solving water challenges.
From ending hunger to slowing climate change, water will play a vital role in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Find out how Xylem Watermark and its partners are working to help communities solve water-related problems around the world.
Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 as Xylem’s corporate citizenship and social investment program. So far, Xylem Watermark and its six nonprofit partners have provided clean water and sanitation solutions to nearly three million people in 25 countries.