RYE BROOK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, will be recognized this evening by the American India Foundation (AIF) for its long-term commitment to India’s growing economy and to helping provide greater access to water for the country’s most vulnerable communities. Xylem President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker will be a featured speaker at the AIF Annual Atlanta Gala at the Atlanta Athletic Club
India is one of the world’s most water-stressed countries, with less than five percent of the world’s fresh water resources. A recent UN Water Resources Group report noted that more than 100 million people in India live in areas of poor water quality. However, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed clean water at the “heart of good governance.”
“We are honored and humbled by this recognition from the AIF,” said Decker. “We understand the complexity and urgency of India’s unique water challenges and we are committed to working with the government and our customers to develop sustainable solutions that will help fuel the growth of India’s economy. At the same time, we have a responsibility to help expand access to vital clean water resources. That’s why we created Xylem Watermark, our corporate citizenship program, to help bring water and sanitation access and education to communities in need in India and around the world.”
To access a video on Xylem’s Watermark activities in India, please visit http://bit.ly/1RugUm6.
The American India Foundation is committed to disrupting poverty, catalyzing social and economic change in India, and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development.
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 Rye Brook, New York, with 2015 revenue of $ 3.7 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide, and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.
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.xylem.com.