Xylem Watermark Expands Impact Efforts With First Large-Scale Mexico Project
Nine million people in Mexico do not have access to potable water and another 10.2 million people lack basic sanitation infrastructure in their homes. Access to clean water affects children the most, with many missing school due to water-related illnesses. Through Xylem Watermark’s partnership with Planet Water and the Flex Foundation, 10 primary schools in Aguascalientes, Mexico recently received clean water access through community-based water filtration systems and hygiene education programs.
These projects expand Plant Water’s operations in Latin America beyond projects already deployed in Columbia, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. These projects also mark a strategic expansion of Xylem’s social impact efforts as Watermark supports a large-scale project in Mexico for the first time.
“Partnering with suppliers and organizations that share our values is a key part of Xylem’s sustainability strategy,” said Colin Sabol, President, Measurement and Control Solutions at Xylem. “We’re proud to work with the Flex Foundation and Planet Water to provide clean water access in these communities. And we’re very pleased to see Planet Water expand its essential work into Mexico.”
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About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship program, was initiated in 2008, with a focus on protecting and providing safe water resources around the world and also educating people on water-related issues. The global initiative, which encompasses employee and stakeholder engagement, provides access to clean drinking water and sanitation, and humanitarian emergency response to help communities become more water-secure and sustainable through WASH and Value of Water Education programs. Last year, the program exceeded its three-year goal to log 100,000 employee volunteer hours and engaged ~45 percent of the company’s global employee base.