Every business – just like every person – has an impact on the environment. The Earth and its ecosystems would do just fine without us. But we're here, so our goal has to be to minimize the impact we have and maximize our helpful actions.
Xylem has more than 350 locations around the globe, ranging from large production plants to small sales offices. Some sites and businesses are ahead of others, but at all of our facilities, Xylem is taking steps to reduce our environmental impact. We track our progress, set meaningful goals and take pride in pursuing industry leadership in conserving energy, reducing our use of natural resources, preventing pollution and keeping hazardous materials out of our waste stream.
Our approximately 200 Environment, Safety & Health directors, managers and coordinators are in the driver's seat of our efforts, but Xylem employees throughout our organization are providing the fuel, with ideas and enthusiastic involvement in projects that improve our environmental performance. A good example is the way we collect rain water to fill pump test tanks at our Quebec City, Canada site – with the aid of an employee-made aerator that keeps the collection pools free of algae. With our employees' help, we're helping conserve water supplies.