To commemorate its fifth anniversary, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, launched its inaugural Global Month of Service. The initiative aimed to advance Xylem's commitment to build a culture of volunteerism across the company, and to provide opportunities for employees globally to further contribute to the company's mission of solving water. Earlier this year, Xylem announced an ambitious goal of having employees contribute 100,000 volunteer hours over three years to water-related causes. Throughout the month of October, employees participated in more than 100 water-related volunteer activities around the globe, which generated more than 7,000 volunteer hours. These activities aligned with the mission and vision of Xylem's corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, which is committed to providing and protecting safe water resources for communities in need and educating people about water issues. In addition to volunteering, Xylem colleagues selected 18 local organizations to receive a $1,000 Community Grant and they collectively contributed more than $100,000 in personal donations to Xylem Watermark's global nonprofit partners. "Our inaugural global Month of Service has been a great way for our colleagues to learn about, address, and educate others on water issues in their communities and around the world," said Colin Sabol, Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Xylem Watermark Committee. "Support for Watermark has been an essential part of building our culture of engagement and volunteerism here at Xylem, and has brought us significantly closer to our goal of logging 100,000 employee volunteer hours by the end of 2018." Xylem's employee volunteer goal was launched as part of a renewed commitment to engage employees through community involvement and volunteerism. Catalyzing this spirit of service has helped employees connect global water issues to their local communities and has allowed Xylem to make a greater impact on those communities across the globe.