Water Technology Firm Xylem Teams Up with Keep America Beautiful to Plant Trees in Stamford
Xylem Employees Plant 30 Trees at Stamford’s Cove Island Park as Part of Global Month of Service
STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 24, 2019) – Employee volunteers from Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, teamed up with Stamford-based national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® and Stamford Mayor David Martin to plant 30 trees at Stamford’s Cove Island Park.
The tree planting initiative is part of Xylem’s Global Month of Service in which Xylem colleagues and stake-holders partner with local community organizations on environmental and sustainability initiatives during the month of October. Xylem and the Keep America Beautiful Employee Engagement team worked with the Stamford Parks Department on the strategic tree planting initiative with the objective of protecting local water resources.
“As a leading global water technology company, we believe that means we have a special responsibility, and opportunity, to help solve intensifying water challenges around the world,” said Joe Vesey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Xylem. “Adding to the tree canopy at Cove Island Park is one way for our employees to contribute to the health of our neighboring communities.”
Xylem’s corporate citizenship and social investment program, Xylem Watermark, works with nonprofit partners such as Keep America Beautiful, leveraging the expertise, time and passion of Xylem’s employees and stakeholders to address a spectrum of community-level water challenges – including the management of watersheds and green spaces like Cove Island Park.
“Our City’s beautiful parks and our passionate community members are part of what make Stamford great,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin. “I want to thank the volunteers from Keep America Beautiful and Xylem for working with our Parks Department and dedicating their time today. The trees they’ve planted today will ensure the beauty of our parks continues for future generations to come.”
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s approximately 17,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2018 revenue of $5.2 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.