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Xylem sets ambitious sustainability goals to 2025

Water technology provider Xylem has announced an ambitious set of goals to advance its sustainability commitment across three fronts.

These three areas are serving customers, building a sustainable company and empowering communities through social impact initiatives.

The goals were published in Xylem’s 2018 sustainability report, titled ‘Creating a Water-Secure World’.

“Sustainability is core to everything we do at Xylem,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “We have a unique opportunity and responsibility to advance sustainability through our commercial and humanitarian efforts to solve water for communities around the world, and through our work to raise public awareness and engagement.

“Water is one of the most direct and universal ways to advance sustainability, because everyone depends on it. Building upon our foundation as a sustainable and financially strong company, we will accelerate our work with water stakeholders and communities to drive innovation and change, inspire the next generation of water stewards, and create a more water-secure world.”

The goals reinforce the company’s commitment to pioneering new approaches and partnerships to help solve the world’s major water challenges, with a focus on water scarcity, affordability and resilience.

“In recent years, Xylem has taken a leadership role in driving the digital transformation of water, helping utility, industrial and other users of water advance their efforts to be responsible stewards of the planet’s most essential resource,” added Claudia Toussaint, senior vice-president and general counsel and executive sponsor for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) at Xylem. “With our global reach across the water cycle, we are strongly positioned to drive change and promote water sustainability.”

“In developing our 2025 Signature Goals, we focused on moving the needle in areas relating to the world’s most urgent water challenges. We are also redoubling our efforts to be a company that leads by example and makes a difference by creating social impact for millions of people around the globe,” Toussaint continued.

Highlights of Xylem’s goals for 2025 include: helping solve water affordability and scarcity issues; addressing the planet’s resilience against climate change; building a sustainable company; and empowering communities.

The full version of the sustainability report can be accessed here.