The end use of Xylem products is to promote sustainable water management, but we’re equally committed to optimizing the efficient manufacturing of our products. To help us manage and continuously improve the sustainability of our own environmental footprint, we have set five-year goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste to landfill.
We’re making good progress toward these goals with the help of a cloud-based EH&S software solution. This system assists us in tracking our progress in reducing our environmental footprint. It enables us to establish our baseline and identify trends in consumption, costs and emissions. We utilize this system to identify conservation opportunities via our Treasure Hunts and Energy Audits, and estimate cost and resource savings. Finally, the system enables us to track progress in specific projects, including cost and savings, and to share best practices across the organization.
Xylem also holds itself to the high standards required for ISO and OHSAS certification. Several of our global manufacturing sites meet ISO 14001 standards for environmental management, ISO 50001 for energy management and/or OHSAS standards for health and safety management. We are proud of this achievement as it demonstrates our commitment to transparency in our operations.
Xylem investigates all significant incidents occurring at our sites and completes root cause analysis to identify and prevent recurrence of the causes of the incidents.