2016 Sustainability Report

UNGC Index

Since 2002, Xylem has been a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, which endorses a framework of principles in the areas of human rights, labor and the environment. We continue to be committed to the principles and are actively implementing them as detailed in this report.

UNGC Principle

Report Links

Human Rights

1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Business Performance – Supply Chain
Xylem People – Ethics

2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Business Performance – Supply Chain
Xylem People – Ethics

Labor Standards

3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Xylem People – Global Workforce
Xylem People – Ethics

4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

Business Performance – Supply Chain
Xylem People – Ethics

5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.

Business Performance – Supply Chain
Xylem People – Ethics

6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Business Performance – Supply Chain
Xylem People – Employee Engagement
Xylem People – Ethics

Environment

7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Operational Impact – EH&S Overview

8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Operational Impact – EH&S Overview
Operational Impact – Energy & Emissions
Operational Impact – Water
Operational Impact – Materials & Waste

9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Water Solutions – A Water Secure Future
Water Solutions – Product Applications
Water Solutions – Product Efficiency

Anti-Corruption

10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Business Performance – Governance &
Risk Management

Xylem People – Ethics