This year’s President’s Award, given to a company with annual revenues of US$20 billion or less, has gone to Xylem’s corporate responsibility and social investment program, Xylem Watermark. Judging criteria included strong CEO leadership, commitment to innovation, dedication to measurement and cultivation of strategic partnerships.
Xylem Watermark’s mission is to provide and protect safe water resources in communities around the world.

“At Xylem, we work every day to create positive economic impact for our company while generating positive social impact around the world, and we could not be more proud of CECP’s recognition for our corporate responsibility efforts,” said Gretchen McClain, Xylem president and CEO. “To have achieved this recognition in our first year as an independent company is a true accomplishment, and a testament to our employees everywhere who take very seriously our tagline – ‘Let’s solve water.’ These three words capture what we aim to do through our products, our applications solutions, our research and development, and our initiatives in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.”

Xylem Watermark has two new strategic partnerships to help drive access to clean water and sanitation solutions in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Beginning later this year, Xylem will provide funding and employee volunteer hours to Fundación AVINA and Planet Water Foundation to help provide clean water access to more than 40 000 people throughout Brazil, China, India and the Philippines.