Message from Patrick Decker
Sustainability is not just an initiative at Xylem; it’s our core business strategy, and it drives our employees to come to work each with a common purpose and passion- to redefine and advance the world’s water systems and, in doing so, to improve the lives of people around the globe. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime.
How are we embracing sustainability at Xylem
Beyond the solutions we provide to our customers, we are committed to reducing our own environmental footprint through a number of ambitious objectives.
Our progress includes:
-Reducing GHG emissions intensity by nearly 19 percent since 2014, putting us close to our 20% goal by 2019. This reduction has been driven in large part by the number of Xylem sites using green electricity.
-Decreasing water intensity by nearly 17% against a 2014 baseline, largely through more water collection and reuse at facilities. The decrease moves us closer to a 25% reduction goal by 2019.
-Increasing our reach to communities in need through our corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark. With our non-governmental partners, we have completed more than 500 community outreach programs with more than 100,000 employee volunteer hours in three years.