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Xylem’s new sustainability report highlights water pollution efforts

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Global water technology company Xylem helped prevent more than 500 billion gallons of polluted water from flooding communities in 2021, according to its annual Sustainability Report.
The report highlighted the company’s work with customers and partners to solve the world’s greatest water challenges.
It also detailed Xylem’s progress to reduce its operational footprint, including cutting Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity by 12% and water use by 22%, against 2019.
“It’s a great privilege to have a leading portfolio of technologies and services to help our customers and communities solve the water challenges so central to a more sustainable world,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem.
“We have a responsibility to make a difference, working alongside our customers and partners, and the communities we all serve. That’s why our sustainability report is more than a set of numbers. It’s a report card on the difference we’re making, together, and a dashboard of progress in our mission to solve water.
“Last year, we intensified our efforts around three key areas. First, we’re helping our customers become more effective stewards of their water resources, particularly through our digitally enabled solutions and services. Second, we’re addressing climate mitigation by helping decarbonize the water sector through high-efficiency technologies and our own net-zero carbon commitments. Lastly, we continue to work to advance equitable access to clean water and sanitation around the globe.”
Xylem provides advanced solutions and services that enable utilities, industrial companies and other water consumers to optimize their networks while achieving their own sustainability goals.
As one of many examples, in 2021, Xylem’s technologies helped customers reuse more than 285 billion gallons of water. Building on its work to accelerate the decarbonisation of the water sector, the company’s solutions helped customers reduce their carbon footprint by 0.73 million metric tons of CO2.