Partner Since: 2020
Xylem Watermark's partnership with UNICEF to enable Every Child to Access Safe Water & Sanitation
Xylem is a global water technology company committed to developing critical water and infrastructure challenges with technological innovation.
Xylem Watermark, the Company’s corporate citizenship program, was initiated in 2008, with a focus on protecting and providing safe water resources around the world and also educating people on water-related issues.
In 2020, Xylem Inc. committed more than $1 million towards UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives, with a focus on its COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership will contribute to providing access to safe water and sanitation to the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives.
UNICEF’s COVID-19 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response targets at-risk, low-capacity countries to secure WASH services and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in health facilities, schools, households and community settings.
“The role of water in family and community health is fundamental, and has only become more important during this pandemic,” said Patrick Decker Xylem’s president and chief executive officer in May 2020. “Communities with access to water, sanitation and hygiene have a strong first line of defense in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. And as communities come together to help each other, we feel privileged to work with partners like UNICEF to bring them some extra help – especially the most vulnerable children and families – so they can keep themselves and those around them safe and healthy.”
Xylem Watermark’s support for UNICEF is part of the company's commitment to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development goals, with an emphasis on Goal 6, “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”