Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of Xylem Inc, is partnering with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, on Covid-19 relief efforts.
The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families.
Xylem’s Covid-19 contribution will be directed towards the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives. UNICEF’s Covid-19 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response targets at-risk, low-capacity countries to secure WASH services and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in health facilities, schools, households and community settings.
“The role of water in family and community health is fundamental, and has only become more important during this pandemic,” said Patrick Decker, Xylem’s president and CEO. “Communities with access to water, sanitation and hygiene have a strong first line of defence in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. And as communities come together to help each other, we feel privileged to work with partners like UNICEF to bring them some extra help – especially the most vulnerable children and families – so they can keep themselves and those around them safe and healthy.”