Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

  Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse
  gas emissions and waste

Second annual sustainability report reflects company-wide conservation efforts

Business Wire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- June 6, 2013

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on
addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, released its second
annual sustainability report today. The report, entitled, “A Drop is
Everything” is viewable online at www.xyleminc.com, and details Xylem’s
accomplishments in the area of sustainability for its worldwide operations in
2012, the company’s first full calendar year as a stand-alone company. It also
includes data from2013 year to date.

The report covers key environmental metrics, including a greenhouse gas
emissions reduction of 26.2%, a waste disposal reduction of 32%, an energy
consumption reduction of 5.7% and a water use reduction of 9.1%.

“We’re a company that is fortunate to be in the business of protecting one of
the world’s most important resources, and so we take seriously the idea of
practicing what we preach,” said Gretchen McClain, president and chief
executive officer of Xylem Inc. “This is our second year of reporting our
sustainability efforts, and I’m very proud to see the significant progress
we’ve made toward becoming a company that is greener and more efficient in
every way.”

“Xylem sees sustainability as a multi-faceted goal – environmental, economic
and social – and last year, 2012, was year two of what we see as a
decades-long journey to lead, not only through our world-class products, but
also through our commitment to strengthening the communities where Xylem works
around the world,” said Chris McIntire, president of Xylem’s Analytics
business and chief sustainability officer.

This report continues what Xylem began in its debut sustainability report
published in September 2012. While this report offers a baseline snapshot of
Xylem’s accomplishments since the previous report, over time, Xylem plans to
report on long-term trends.

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 White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately
12,700 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index 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, please visit us at


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