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.
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.
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.
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
25% women as a percentage of total workforce and 24% top management positions held by women.
Source: 2017 Form 10-K
An employee network is launched to provide a supportive community where employees exchange ideas, gain valuable skills and a network of resources. These groups enhance professional development, enrich company culture and support business strategies.
The Global Emerging Leader Network grows with a launch in Morton Grove, Illinois.
A dedicated employee position for Diversity & Inclusion is created in Rye Brook, New York.
Xylem hosts a Women's Network launch event in Stockholm, Sweden.
Xylem joins @BizRoundtable, a collaboration of CEO's taking action to advance diversity and inclusion. Xylem's CEO, Patrick Decker, is featured online talking about diversity and inclusion.
The Sensus (a Xylem brand) REACH conference hosts a panel discussion on Women Leading in Utilities.
Xylem launches a Veterans' network globally.
The Global Business Coalition is a consortium of major global businesses commetted to upholding workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees - along with the rest of our workforce - everywhere that we do business.