2016 Sustainability Report

2016 Sustainability Report

Xylem People

Global Workforce

The global nature of our employee base gives us a broad perspective about water and other sustainability issues around the world. We can put many well-intentioned sustainability policies in place, but it’s our people who transcend the words to drive actions and results. They are the ones who recycle waste, develop energy-saving products, volunteer for Xylem Watermark projects and embody Xylem’s values with our customers, suppliers and neighbors in our communities. Our job is to help them fulfill their potential by providing training and recognition, leadership paths and safe workplaces — and most of all, by creating a work environment that inspires them to make a meaningful difference.

The majority of our workforce is employed in manufacturing, product management, customer service and engineering positions. The remainder fills leadership, management, business-building and support roles in finance, sales and marketing, IT, human resources and legal.

Workforce Profile

Countries where Xylem products are sold


150+

Global
locations


350+

Women


25.3%

Employees


16,000

top management
positions held
by women


24%

U.S. employees
represented
by unions


17%

 
Employees
By Region


Employee Population Profile

 

Age Group
As a Percentage of
U.S. Employees

<30 30-50 >50
     
0% 1.2% 1.4%
0.2% 8.3% 9.4%
8.0% 34.5% 37.0%
8.2% 44.0% 47.8%

Minority Group
As a Percentage of
U.S. Employees

African-
American
Hispanic Asian-
American
Minority*
Other
       
0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
0.5% 0.8% 0.6% 0.2%
6.1% 7.5% 4.8% 1.2%
6.7% 8.4% 5.6% 1.5%

Gender
As a Percentage of
Global Employees

Female Male
   
0.3% 1.0%
3.0% 13.5%
21.9% 60.3%
25.3% 74.7%

By Type
As a Percentage of
Global Employees

Full-Time Part-Time
   
1.3% 0%
16.2% 0.1%
79.9% 2.5%
97.4% 2.6%
 
Employee Categories
Top Management
Middle Management
Non-management
Total

*Native American, Hawaiian Islanders and more