Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

Second annual sustainability report reflects company-wide conservation efforts

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xylem Inc. (NYS: XYL) , a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, released its second annual sustainability report today. The report, entitled, "A Drop is Everything" is viewable online at www.xyleminc.com, and details Xylem's accomplishments in the area of sustainability for its worldwide operations in 2012, the company's first full calendar year as a stand-alone company. It also includes data from 2013 year to date.

The report covers key environmental metrics, including a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 26.2%, a waste disposal reduction of 32%, an energy consumption reduction of 5.7% and a water use reduction of 9.1%.

"We're a company that is fortunate to be in the business of protecting one of the world's most important resources, and so we take seriously the idea of practicing what we preach," said Gretchen McClain, president and chief executive officer of Xylem Inc. "This is our second year of reporting our sustainability efforts, and I'm very proud to see the significant progress we've made toward becoming a company that is greener and more efficient in every way."

"Xylem sees sustainability as a multi-faceted goal - environmental, economic and social - and last year, 2012, was year two of what we see as a decades-long journey to lead, not only through our world-class products, but also through our commitment to strengthening the communities where Xylem works around the world," said Chris McIntire, president of Xylem's Analytics business and chief sustainability officer.

This report continues what Xylem began in its debut sustainability report published in September 2012. While this report offers a baseline snapshot of Xylem's accomplishments since the previous report, over time, Xylem plans to report on long-term trends.

About Xylem

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 White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,700 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

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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