Xylem Collaborates with Global Partners and Communities to Advance Water Security in 2023

Currently, over 2 billion individuals face challenges in accessing safe drinking water, and nearly half of the global population lacks safe sanitation facilities. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which focuses on ensuring clean water and sanitation for all (WASH), aims to address this issue.

In 2023, Xylem, along with its partners and customers, supported 1,000 nonprofits such as Americares, Mercy Corps, and UNICEF to provide WASH access and education to communities in 56 countries through Xylem Watermark, the company’s CSR program.

Michael J. Nyenhuis, President and CEO of UNICEF USA, emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts like Xylem Watermark in achieving equitable WASH access through innovative and cost-effective interventions.

Xylem Watermark leverages the expertise of its team and partners, as well as technology, to make a meaningful impact on pressing water challenges.

In 2023, Xylem employees from 56 countries volunteered over 183,000 hours, with a remarkable participation rate of 89%.

They engaged in skills-based volunteer projects, developing and implementing WASH solutions for underserved communities, and providing training and mentorship to enhance capabilities.

Additionally, Xylem responded to 30 disasters globally by offering humanitarian aid, including emergency water treatment and dewatering solutions on a pro-bono basis in countries like Morocco, Chile, China, Turkey, the Philippines, and Libya.

Colleagues collaborated with over 1,000 organizations, and Xylem Watermark extended support to 148 nonprofits dedicated to water-related initiatives worldwide.

Austin Alexander, Vice President of Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem, highlighted the collective effort of Xylem’s team, customers, partners, suppliers, and the nonprofit sector in advancing the mission to address water challenges.

The initiatives under Xylem Watermark align with Xylem’s 2025 Sustainability Goals of providing clean water and sanitation access to at least 20 million people, offering water and WASH education to 15 million individuals, and allocating 1% of profits and employee time to water-related causes and education.

Source : Xylem 

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