Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been named the winner of the medium business category in the El Espectador Sustainable Awards sponsored by BBVA Bank Colombia. More than 1,800 companies entered the competition, which recognizes companies that implement policies of social responsibility, sustainability and high entrepreneurial standards as part of their daily business operations.
Xylem was selected for making key contributions in the construction of energy efficient water treatment plants serving Colombia’s Atlantic coast citizens in Casanare, Cundinamarca, Antioquia and Santander. Xylem has been operating in Colombia since 2006 and plays a major role in the delivery of sustainable water and wastewater transport and treatment solutions in the country.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and to be recognized for the important work we do in developing sustainable sources of clean water and improving water quality for the local population,” said Álex de la Ossa, Managing Director of Xylem Colombia.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
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