Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - May 31, 2022
Xylem Updates Emission Progress
Global water technology company Xylem reduced its operational footprint, including cutting Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity by 12% versus 2019.
Last year Xylem formalized its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions across its own value chain before 2050. Xylem is now running more than half of its major facilities on 100% renewable electricity. In 2021, the company embarked on an ambitious fleet electrification program which delivered a 31% reduction in fleet GHG emissions in Europe in its first year of the program and cut fleet GHG emissions in the U.S. by 19%.
In 2021, Xylem’s technologies helped customers reuse more than 285 billion gallons of water and accelerated the decarbonization of the water sector. The company’s solutions helped customers reduce their carbon footprint by 0.73 million metric tons of CO2. Details were provided in its annual Sustainability Report.
“It’s a great privilege to have a leading portfolio of technologies and services to help our customers and communities solve the water challenges so central to a more sustainable world,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem, in a statement. “Last year, we intensified our efforts around three key areas. First, we’re helping our customers become more effective stewards of their water resources, particularly through our digitally enabled solutions and services. Second, we’re addressing climate mitigation by helping decarbonize the water sector through high-efficiency technologies and our own net-zero carbon commitments. Lastly, we continue to work to advance equitable access to clean water and sanitation around the globe.”