2017 Sustainability Report

GRI INDEX

GRI Standards
Disclosure Number Disclosure Title 2018 Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational profile
102-1 Name of the organization Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-3 Location of headquarters Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-4 Location of operations Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-5 Ownership and legal form Xylem Inc. (XYL) is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
102-6 Markets served Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-7 Scale of the organization Sustainability Approach – Xylem-At-A-Glance
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Xylem People – Global Workforce
102-9 Supply chain Business Performance – Supply Chain
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its
supply chain
Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
Business Performance – Strategy
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
102-12 External initiatives Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
102-13 Membership of associations Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker Sustainability Approach – CEO Message
Ethics and integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Xylem People – Ethics
Governance
102-18 Governance structure Corporate Governance Highlights
Stakeholder engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements 2017 Xylem 10-K p.10
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Sustainability Approach – Stakeholder Engagement
Reporting practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Sustainability Approach – Materiality & Reporting
102-47 List of material topics Sustainability Approach – Materiality & Reporting
102-48 Restatements of information Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
Operational Impact
102-49 Changes in reporting Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-50 Reporting period Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-51 Date of most recent report Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-52 Reporting cycle Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-55 GRI content index Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
102-56 External assurance Sustainability Approach – Reporting Practices
GRI 201: Economic Performance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
103-2 The management approach and its components Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Business Performance – Economic Impact
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities
due to climate change
Business Performance – Strategy
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
GRI 202: Market Presence
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
Xylem People – Global Workforce
103-2 The management approach and its components Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
Xylem People – Global Workforce
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Business Performance – Strategy
Business Performance – Economic Impact
Xylem People – Global Workforce
202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the
local community
Xylem People – Employee Engagement
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community
103-2 The management approach and its components Community
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Community
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Community
GRI 204: Procurement Practices
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-2 The management approach and its components Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Business Performance – Supply Chain
204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Business Performance – Supply Chain
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Ethics
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Ethics
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Ethics
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Xylem People – Ethics
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption
policies and procedures
Xylem People – Ethics
205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Xylem People – Ethics
GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Ethics
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Ethics
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Ethics
206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust,
and monopoly practices
2017 Xylem 10-K p. 21,100
Xylem People – Ethics
GRI 301: Materials
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
103-2 The management approach and its components Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
301-1 Materials used by weight or volume Xylem does not actively track this data.
301-2 Recycled input materials used Xylem does not actively track this data.
GRI 302: Energy
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
103-2 The management approach and its components Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
302-3 Energy intensity Energy intensity for 2017 is 69.3 megawatt hours per annual revenues in millions USD. This ratio includes direct consumption sources (renewable electricity generated, natural gas, propane, and fuel oil) and mobile sources (gasoline, diesel, and propane) in addition to indirect consumption sources (purchased heat, electricity and energy).
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
GRI 303: Water
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Water
103-2 The management approach and its components Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Water
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Water
303-1 Water withdrawal by source Operational Impact – Water
303-2 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water At Xylem, we are working to ensure there are no water sources significantly affected by our
withdrawal of water. The work in this area is still in the early stages, but we are moving ahead on a number of fronts.
Operational Impact – Water
303-3 Water recycled and reused Operational Impact – Water
GRI 305: Emissions
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
103-2 The management approach and its components Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Xylem does not use significant amounts of
ozone-depleting substances, and for that reason we do not track their use. We adhere
to the Montreal Protocol, administered by
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which maintains the list of ozone- depleting substances that are tareductions total phase-outs.

305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other
significant air emissions
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Materials & Waste
103-2 The management approach and its components Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Materials & Waste
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Materials & Waste
306-1 Water discharge by quality and destination Operational Impact – Water
306-2 Waste by type and disposal method Operational Impact – Materials & Waste
306-3 Significant spills Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-2 The management approach and its components Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Business Performance – Supply Chain
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Business Performance – Supply Chain
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and
actions taken
Business Performance – Supply Chain
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Safety
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Safety
403-2 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities Xylem People – Safety
GRI 404: Training and Education
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Talent Development
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Talent Development
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Talent Development
404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Xylem People – Talent Development
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition
assistance programs
Xylem People – Talent Development
GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Ethics
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Ethics
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Ethics
412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Xylem People – Ethics
GRI 413: Local Communities
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community
103-2 The management approach and its components Community
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Community
413-1 Operations with local community engagement,
impact assessments, and development programs
Community
GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-2 The management approach and its components Business Performance – Supply Chain
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Business Performance – Supply Chain
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Business Performance – Supply Chain
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and
actions taken
Business Performance – Supply Chain
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Capabilities: Leveraging Technology to Solve Water
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Applications
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
103-2 The management approach and its components Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Capabilities: Leveraging Technology to Solve Water
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Applications
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Capabilities: Leveraging Technology to Solve Water
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Applications
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product
and service categories
At Xylem, we conduct safety risk assessments on all new products and changed products where the design revisions have a possible impact on safety.
416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and
safety impacts of products and services
2017 Xylem 10-K p. 21, 100
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Xylem People – Ethics
103-2 The management approach and its components Xylem People – Ethics
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Xylem People – Ethics
419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social
and economic area
2017 Xylem 10-K p. 21, 100