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Diversity & Inclusion at Xylem


At Xylem, we recognize the power of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation and allowing us to compete more effectively around the world. With more than 16,000 employees at work in 150 countries our culture is global and diverse. We are committed to a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone - where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas. Our culture of inclusion fosters innovation, creating expertise and cutting-edge technologies to help water operators and communities around the world address the growing water challenges they face.   

Xylem Views

Diversity in all its forms allows us to compete more effectively around the world and drive exceptional customer satisfaction, innovation and company performance. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities where we live and work, and the customers we serve. Every day, Xylem employees are advancing diversity and inclusion in exciting and impactful ways.

Xylem Partnerships

We partner not only with our colleagues to grow our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, but outside organizations and entities to share our initiatives. Some of our partners include: Human Rights Campaign, Business Roundtable and the World Bank, including the development of youth through our role as a founding sponsor of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. View our 2019 timeline here to see our activities and events.

Global Diversity & Inclusion Council

Formed in 2018, Xylem’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council exists to raise awareness, promote the benefits of inclusion and diversity, support implementation of practices, establish metrics, and monitor and engage with senior leadership on progress. With the support of our executive sponsors, this global 10-member council meets monthly to collaborate, plan and advance diversity and inclusion at Xylem.

"At Xylem, we know that inclusion and diversity, and the strong cross-section of ideas and perspectives it enables, is vital to building a culture of innovation. We work every day to create an environment that welcomes ideas, values diverse thinking and recognizes the unique perspectives and experiences of every employee." – Nancy Dunn, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

A Commitment Across the Globe


  • Our vision: Create an organization of diversity and inclusion in which all employees feel involved, respected, valued, connected and are free to bring their authentic selves and ideas
  • Xylem is a company that honors and respects diversity and inclusion.
  • With operations in more than 150 countries, we believe in the power of an environment where everyone is involved, feels connected and is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.
  • For Xylem, diversity is more than just a policy or a set of practices. It is a fundamental part of our culture. And it’s a key to our long-term growth.
  • We know that when you bring together people from different backgrounds, with different talents and experiences… you create the exceptional
  • We can also see the power of diversity and inclusion in how we’ve built this company… the way Xylem has brought together different businesses and experts from across the water sector and beyond… how this has made us stronger and more innovative.
  • And diversity and inclusion will play an even more critical role in our future…
  • Because the cross-exchange of ideas that comes from diversity is a catalyst for innovation... It’s rocket fuel.
  • And our company is going to harness that power to advance our mission.

Our work – to solve the world’s water and smart infrastructure needs – has never been more important or more urgent…

We have the opportunity of a lifetime across our company and our communities to advance diversity for a more vibrant exchange of ideas that fuel innovation.