Xylem Watermark 2016 Month of Service | Werre River Clean Up Collects 45 Pounds of Garbage and An Old Door

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Xylem Watermark 2016 Month of Service | Werre River Clean Up Collects 45 Pounds of Garbage and An Old Door

Protecting safe water resources around the world is a critical part of Xylem Watermark’s mission, and employees in Herford, Germany made their mark during Xylem’s inaugural Month of Service by participating in a clean-up event of the Werre River.

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28 Xylem employees, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders, launched two dragon boats on the Werre River and collected nearly 45 lbs (20 kg) of garbage and debris, including an old wooden door, as part of the inaugural Month of Service. Employees were trained in the importance of clean water and protecting local watersheds before embarking on their team building expedition. The local community and partner organization recognized the Herford team and Xylem’s commitment to solving water challenges.

With this event, Engineers Without Borders will receive a grant from Xylem Watermark to build water units at a health clinic in Monrovia, Liberia.

About Xylem
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 2015 revenues of $3.7 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America, 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. For more information, please visit www.xylem.com.

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.  Learn more at www.xylemwatermark.com.

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