Xylem Shares Progress and Highlights Sustainability Initiatives in its 2015 Sustainability Report


As the world continues to face the challenges of climate change, a growing global population and increasing. Xylem (is committed to solving water issues, which is a pre-condition for advancing sustainability in all its forms. Xylem outlined its latest progress in its 2015 Sustainability Report.

“Xylem actively addresses the inherent linkages between water, climate and sustainability,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem. “We are committed to ensuring that our sustainability initiatives support our overarching business strategy, and that we foster a culture that reflects this commitment. Our sustainability framework encompasses four key areas – our product offerings, our operations, external engagement, and organization and culture – and allows us to effectively and seamlessly integrate sustainability into our core business operations.”

In the report, the Company details progress against its ambitious five-year sustainability goals, which include driving improvements in energy efficiency of specific product lines, as well as reducing water use by 25 percent and greenhouse gas emission intensity by 20 percent. In addition, Xylem aims to bolster the impact of Xylem Watermark, the Company’s corporate citizenship program, through increased employee involvement and donations.

Xylem’s commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the Company’s recently published report, Powering the Wastewater Renaissance, which found that the adoption of currently available, high-efficiency technologies can reduce electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions from the global wastewater sector by up to 50 percent. Furthermore, the report showed that since an upgraded wastewater sector would consume less energy, 95 percent of these emissions reductions would either pay for themselves or even result in savings that could be channelled into additional sustainable upgrades.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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