Materials & Waste
Landfill by 2019
Xylem has already met its 2019 goal for waste reduction. Even though we’ve reached our 2019 goal, we are continuing to focus on reducing waste generation through Lean Six Sigma initiatives and other practices that eliminate scrap and waste from our operations. When we do need to dispose of waste, we work with our waste contractors to direct more of it toward recycling and reuse, and less to landfills and incinerators. Total waste decreased 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2017, and we recorded a 9.3 percent decrease in total hazardous waste. We have reduced waste to landfill by 41.8 percent against our 2014 baseline.