Xylem exceeds sustainability goal with 28.3% emission drop

Xylem’s Sustainability Report reveals 28.3% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity against a target of 20%

Xylem managing director for the Middle East & Turkey, Frank Ackland (pictured)
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Xylem managing director for the Middle East & Turkey, Frank Ackland (pictured)

Global water technology company Xylem has revealed in its Sustainability Report that it has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity by 28.3% after initially setting a target of 20% in 2014.

Supporting the UAE’s National Climate Change Plan 2050, Xylem’s 2019 ‘Water for a Healthy World’ Sustainability Report outlined Xylem’s progress on a wide range of sustainability topics: from energy and water intensity, to innovation, diversity and inclusion, amongst others.

The company said in its report that it had “over-achieved and made material progress” on all of its 2019 sustainability targets.

The report marks the finish line for Xylem’s previous set of five-year sustainability targets, set in 2014, and enters the first year of tracking its bolder 2025 goals, set last year.

Commenting on exceeding the sustainability target, Xylem managing director for the Middle East & Turkey, Frank Ackland said the business was committed to supporting sustainability initiatives across the Middle East and beyond.

“The region is one of world's most water-scarce, and the importance of conserving water for sustainable development, in addition to meeting the increasing needs of a growing population, is more apparent today than ever before,” said Ackland.

“We are committed to supporting the goals outlined in the UAE’s National Climate Change Plan, and will continue to innovate sustainable solutions for the region, in addition to working closely with our local partners to safeguard our precious water resources.”

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