In order to serve our customers and provide a sustainable future, we must first strengthen our own resiliency. Recent years have been challenging like no others before for Xylem and all companies around the world, where the importance of a strong foundation combined with the ability to be agile and responsive to changing customer needs, proved critical.
Xylem’s 2025 Sustainability Goals for Operations and Safety
- 100 percent Renewable Energy at major facilities*
- 100 percent Process Water recycling at major facilities*
- Achieve zero waste to landfill from processes at major facilities*
- Reduce injury frequency rate** to an incident rate of 0.5 or below
- Develop 1.5°C science-based targets for GHG reduction (Scope 1, 2, 3)
We have been consistently planning and investing in our facilities to further reduce overall energy and water consumption, as well as in reducing the waste we generate and dispose in landfills in order to reach our goals. We are making significant progress, from identifying our highest-emitting activities to engaging employees across our company to adopt a more energy-water-waste efficient mindset. Consistent lowering in the volume of water we use in our operations and growing its recycle and reuse, relevant increase in the renewable electricity we procure or generate for our operations or reduction in the amount of waste makes evident our effort and commitment to our 2025 goals.
In addition to responsible water use practices in our facilities, our commitment to watershed stewardship is reflected in our operations in water-stressed areas. Several activities in our operations on those areas have been implemented to reduce our water usage, for example, in our Santiago, Chile location the site have been investing in water efficient devices like toilets, faucets or showers while others like our Chihuahua, México factory has been treating and reusing the water being used in our processes of sanitizing or testing products. During 2021, the site recycled and reused approximately 73,000 Gallons.
In 2021, 80 percent of Xylem sites worldwide achieved zero injuries and/or illnesses. This is an achievement we are proud of as it is a clear marker of successful collaboration with team members to reduce risk and promote a positive safety culture. By tracking leading safety indicators, we hold sites accountable in order to continue to help drive down incident frequency and severity.