Xylem wins prestigious sustainability award in Colombia
December 11, 2013
RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2013--
Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company focused
on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been named
the winner of the medium business category in the El Espectador
Sustainable Awards sponsored by BBVA Bank Colombia. More than 1,800
companies entered the competition, which recognizes companies that
implement policies of social responsibility, sustainability and high
entrepreneurial standards as part of their daily business operations.
Xylem was selected for making key contributions in the construction of
energy efficient water treatment plants serving Colombia’s Atlantic
coast citizens in Casanare, Cundinamarca, Antioquia and Santander. Xylem
has been operating in Colombia since 2006 and plays a major role in the
delivery of sustainable water and wastewater transport and treatment
solutions in the country.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and to be recognized
for the important work we do in developing sustainable sources of clean
water and improving water quality for the local population,” said Álex
de la Ossa, Managing Director of Xylem Colombia.
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 12,900 employees worldwide.
Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last
two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions
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 www.xyleminc.com.