Xylem Inc. a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, 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, N.Y., 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 three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
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, visit www.xyleminc.com.