VOLUNTEERISM & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Xylem Employees Honored for Volunteer Efforts

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Two Xylem employees were honored by the Forest Reserve District of Will County with the Appreciation of Partners Award for the volunteer contributions of employees from Xylem's Mokena office on behalf of Xylem Watermark in 2017. Volunteer activities included clean-up efforts at the Forest Preserve’s Monee Reservoir and Rock Run Rookery Preserve in Will County, Illinois.

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Xylem Volunteers Collaborate to Protect Water Environments of South Florida

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Last October, five Xylem volunteers from Chile, Germany, Sweden and the United States spent five days exploring the water environments of South Florida and collaborating with groups working to protect these unique environments. Activities were conducted in partnership with EarthEcho International, one of Xylems’ global nonprofit partners, and led by EarthEcho’s co-founder and President, Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Xylem Volunteers Participate in EarthEcho’s Water Challenge on World Water Monitoring Day

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Last fall, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs, Ohio spent World Water Monitoring Day with EarthEcho at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, participating in water education activities for more than 100 students from surrounding schools. Volunteers joined EarthEcho co-founder and President Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Xylem Hungary Hosts Watermark Family Day

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The Xylem team in Cegled, Hungary held a Watermark Family Day and Music for Water Event as part of this year's Global Month of Service. Xylem employees had the opportunity to educate more than 400 participants at the event about water-related issues. The program’s activities included a factory tour, health prevention, water-related games, medical checks, and a “Music for Water” concert by “The Blue Wave – A Xylem Band." The concert helped raise funds to provide clean, safe water for people in need and highlighted the team's passion for and knowledge of water.

Xylem Volunteers Turn Flood First Responder Training into Walk for Water in Letchworth

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On September 12, the Sales team at Xylem Analytics UK in Letchworth turned their swiftwater and flood first responder training into a Walk for Water. As the participants walked to the training locations carrying the Xylem Watermark banner, they engaged local community members, increasing local awareness of the global water crisis. 

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Xylem Watermark and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

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Xylem Watermark supports global nonprofit partner Water For People and their mission to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.

Over 7,800 Hours Volunteered by Xylem Employees During Global Month of Service

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To commemorate its anniversary in October, Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, held its second annual Global Month of Service. Embracing the goals of Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, employees around the world came together to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need and to educate people about water issues.

Xylem Volunteers Conduct Water Filtration and Testing with St. Cassian’s Students

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As part of Xylem Watermark’s second annual Global Month of Service, a group of volunteers from Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, NY visited St. Cassian School in Montclair, NJ to help educate students about the importance of clean water.

The day’s activities included water testing in Verona Park with the fifth and sixth grade students and a water filtration activity with the kindergarten class. Volunteers had the opportunity to engage students in these clean water processes, meet teachers and parents at the school, and introduce the community to the Xylem Watermark program.

Xylem Korea Cleans Up Tae An Beach as Part of First-Ever Watermark Activity

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On September 22, 2017, all 39 employees from Xylem Korea participated in a beach clean-up at Tae An beach as part of their first-ever Watermark activity.

Tae An is one of South Korea’s most beautiful and popular beaches. During the Xylem Watermark clean-up, volunteers collected more than 10 bags of waste, including plastic bottles, paper and buoys from the beach. The activity was a chance for the Xylem employees to bond over voluntary work, while also reminding themselves about the priceless value of water and nature. 

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Participate in Little Miami River Kleen Sweep

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On September 30, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs joined Little Miami River Kleeners in the annual Fall Little Miami River Kleen Sweep. Little Miami River Kleeners works to enhance the quality of life along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of, stimulating the public interest in, and encouraging the preservation of the Little Miami River in Ohio.  

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