Partner since 2020
In 2020, Xylem committed more than $1 million to support UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives, focusing on UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership has helped provide safe water and sanitation supplies and amplify health-communication messages in vulnerable communities.
Xylem Watermark’s support for UNICEF is part of Xylem's commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
A partnership that recognizes the fundamental role of water in family and community health
“The role of water in family and community health is fundamental, and has only become more important during this pandemic,” says Xylem President, CEO and Board Director Patrick Decker.
"Communities with access to water, sanitation and hygiene have a strong first line of defense in the fight against the spread of COVID-19," Decker adds. "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."