Xylem was named “Net Zero Carbon Champion” at the 2022 Global Water Awards, recognizing the company’s work to accelerate the decarbonization of the water sector. In addition to its own commitments to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, Xylem is partnering with utilities, businesses, and water managers around the world to help reduce their carbon footprint.
“The water sector is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful contribution to containing climate change,” says Austin Alexander, vice president of sustainability and social impact at Xylem. “We could become one of the fastest sectors to decarbonize. This award belongs to our 17,000-strong team at Xylem, and to our customers and partners, who are all making sure we’re part of the solution.”
The Global Water Award recognizes the work by Xylem and its utility partners to deploy high-efficiency technologies and approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make progress toward a zero-carbon future. For example, a wastewater treatment plant in Cuxhaven, Germany, has cut aeration energy use by 30 percent by implementing artificial intelligence in its treatment system.