Activities addressed water needs in communities around the world
To commemorate its fifth anniversary, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, launched its inaugural Global Month of Service. The initiative aimed to advance Xylem’s commitment to build a culture of volunteerism across the company, and to provide opportunities for employees globally to further contribute to the company’s mission of solving water. Earlier this year, Xylem announced an ambitious goal of having employees contribute 100,000 volunteer hours over three years to water-related causes.
Throughout the month of October, employees participated in more than 100 water-related volunteer activities around the globe, which generated more than 7,000 volunteer hours. These activities aligned with the mission and vision of Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, which is committed to providing and protecting safe water resources for communities in need and educating people about water issues.
In addition to volunteering, Xylem colleagues selected 18 local organizations to receive a $1,000 Community Grant and they collectively contributed more than $100,000 in personal donations to Xylem Watermark’s global nonprofit partners.
“Our inaugural global Month of Service has been a great way for our colleagues to learn about, address, and educate others on water issues in their communities and around the world,” said Colin Sabol, Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Xylem Watermark Committee. “Support for Watermark has been an essential part of building our culture of engagement and volunteerism here at Xylem, and has brought us significantly closer to our goal of logging 100,000 employee volunteer hours by the end of 2018.”
Xylem’s employee volunteer goal was launched as part of a renewed commitment to engage employees through community involvement and volunteerism. Catalyzing this spirit of service has helped employees connect global water issues to their local communities and has allowed Xylem to make a greater impact on those communities across the globe.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature.
About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line”: financial, environmental and social. The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment.
Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 and, with its six nonprofit partners, has provided clean water and sanitation solutions to nearly three million people in 25 countries. Xylem launched its first Global Month of Service in October 2016 to provide a focused time to inspire employees to get involved and bring the mission of Xylem Watermark to their communities.