Xylem Watermark received the Gold Halo Award in the Employee
RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2017--
Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company
dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues,
announced today it has been honored by Engage for Good (formerly the
Cause Marketing Forum) with the Gold Halo Award in the Employee
The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social
initiatives and cause marketing. The award recognizes social good
campaigns and initiatives targeted at employees and/or consumers
involving a company and a cause.
“The Halo Awards were created to acknowledge best in class corporate
social impact programs. This year’s winners are a fantastic
representation of the effective and innovative ways companies and causes
can work together to create meaningful business and social returns,”
said Engage for Good President David Hessekiel.
In 2016, Xylem launched a service-focused employee engagement initiative
as part of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship program.
Xylem Watermark’s mission is to provide and protect safe water resources
for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and to educate
individuals around the globe about water issues.
Xylem Watermark partners with six global nonprofit organizations and a
range of local community-based organizations to support water-related
projects and educate people about the global water crisis. In addition
many of these organizations provide Xylem volunteers, customers and
business partners with opportunities to work on water-related projects
and activities throughout the year.
“At Xylem, water is more than our business; it is our passion. Engaging
our colleagues through service has helped strengthen our ability to
leverage their time and talent to address water-related issues in
communities around the globe,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of
Xylem. “I am very proud of the dedication and commitment our colleagues
have demonstrated to this initiative and honored that we have been
recognized with this award.”
In the first year of the company’s employee engagement initiative, Xylem
colleagues volunteered more than 21,000 hours through more than 450
water-related volunteer activities. In conjunction with local community
organizations and global nonprofit partners, more than 3,700 colleagues
from 86 offices across 35 countries built water towers, tested water
sources, maintained water sheds, and educated students and communities
about water, sanitation, and hygiene issues. Activities throughout the
Launching a Global Month of Service event held in October. Throughout
the month, Xylem colleagues participated in more than 100
water-related activities around the globe, which generated more than
7,000 volunteer hours.
Implementing a Community Grants program that allowed Xylem colleagues
to select local volunteer partners to receive $1,000 grants to support
Building water towers in China, Cambodia and the Philippines through a
partnership with the Planet Water Foundation. In 2016, Planet Water
engaged approximately 250 Xylem colleagues who contributed more than
3,500 volunteer hours on safe water projects.
Selecting Xylem’s top volunteers, as part of Xylem Watermark’s rewards
and recognition program, to travel with nonprofit partners and
participate in their field work in India and Cambodia.
Conducting hands-on water monitoring activities with local schools and
community organizations through a partnership with EarthEcho
International in an effort to educate children about the importance of
protecting local water sources.
About Engage for Good
Engage for Good, producer of the Engage for Good conference and the Halo
Awards, helps business and nonprofit executives succeed together by
providing information and inspiration, opportunities to build valuable
relationships and recognition for outstanding work engaging employees
and consumers around social good and cause-related marketing efforts.
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 2016
revenue of $3.8 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. For more
information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
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 over
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. This World Water Day, Xylem Watermark launched the
Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge to engage employees in solving global
and local water issues in ways that they are passionate about.
To learn more about Xylem Watermark, please visit www.xylemwatermark.com.
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