2017 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
Business Performance – Supply Chain
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Capabilities
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Applications
Water & Infrastructure Solutions - Product Efficiencies
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 & Infrastructure Solutions – Opportunity
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Capabilities
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Applications
Water & Infrastructure Solutions – Product Efficiencies
Anti-Corruption
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Business Performance – Governance & Risk Management
Xylem People – Ethics