Our Sustainability Strategy

We are committed to continuously improving our sustainability practices in everything we do as we evolve and adapt in an ever-changing world. For us, sustainability is about leaving the world better off because Xylem exists.

We are constantly looking for new ways to integrate sustainability into our business strategy, develop powerful partnerships to drive change across the sector and reinvent the ways we empower our customers to solve global water challenges.

From our own operations and solutions to the numerous ways we impact communities around the world, sustainability is at the core of everything we do.


Our customers are critical partners in solving the world’s water and sustainability challenges. With our wide range of products and application expertise, we help our customers manage water scarcity, reduce water loss, and optimize water systems to make water more affordable.

Our technologies and solutions enable water operators to monitor and manage water resources more effectively. Our solutions help prevent stormwater pollution, protect against flooding, reduce water demand, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so water operators and communities can better mitigate and withstand the effects of climate change.


Integrating sustainability into everything we do is crucial to building a resilient and profitable business. We strive to conduct our business with integrity, minimize our environmental footprint, continuously improve the quality of our products, protect health and safety, promote the well-being of our employees, and foster diversity, equality, and inclusion.


Communities around the world face mounting challenges when it comes to accessing reliable and safe water sources. Through our innovative solutions, technical expertise, community partnerships and commitment to youth education, we continue to promote sustainability and water stewardship worldwide.


Materiality Matrix

In early 2021, we reassessed our Sustainability Materiality Matrix with input from a wide range of stakeholders. (More information on this process is detailed on page 9 of our 2022 Sustainability Report.)

We regularly monitor sustainability-related issues that may have material impact on the company and amend the matrix accordingly.

We apply the sustainability management criteria from Resource Transformation: Industrial Machinery & Goods specified by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Materiality Map.

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Read more in our 2023 Sustainability report