RYE BROOK, N.Y. — September 11th, 2014
Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the third consecutive year in recognition of its ongoing sustainability initiatives. Xylem is one of 140 companies recognized on this year's North American Index.
"As a leader in water, sustainability helps drive the core of our business. Being named to the DJSI Index for North America for a third year in a row is a meaningful acknowledgment of the work we've done to advance sustainable business practices and solutions," said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. "We are still at the beginning of our journey and we are dedicated to making continuous progress as we build world-class products and sustainable solutions to protect and preserve the environment and to strengthen the communities where we work around the world."
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America tracks the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The result of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment by RobecoSAM, an investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, provides an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria, such as corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios while providing an effective engagement platform for encouraging companies to adopt sustainable best practices.
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 2014 revenues of $3.9 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.xyleminc.com.
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