RYE BROOK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company
dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today
announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
(DJSI) for North America for the fourth consecutive year in recognition
of its ongoing sustainability initiatives. The Company was also included
again in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which recognizes companies that
have met stringent environmental, social and governance practices.
“We firmly believe that as a global corporate citizen, we have a
responsibility to lead by example and contribute in meaningful ways to
the global sustainability agenda,” said Patrick Decker, President and
CEO of Xylem. “Our business objectives as a leader in the water space go
hand-in-hand with our commitment to solve water in ways that ensure a
safe, reliable, and sustainable supply of water now and in the future.
These recognitions affirm the value of our efforts to advance
sustainable business practices and report on them in a transparent way.”
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America tracks the
performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest Canadian and United
States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the
field in terms of sustainability. The result of the Corporate
Sustainability Assessment by RobecoSAM, an investment boutique focused
exclusively on sustainability investing, provides an in-depth analysis
of economic, environmental and social criteria, such as corporate
governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a
special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities.
Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index
series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet
globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the
FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and
governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of
responsible business practice.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling
customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public
utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and
agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150
countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its
people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding
local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater
problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2014
revenues of $3.9 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide.
Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four
years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions
worldwide, and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a
constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.
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. For more
information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.