SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND, Dec. 11, 2013 -- For its contribution to the construction of water treatment plants in Columbia, South America, Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, was named the winner of the medium business category in the El Espectador Sustainable Awards.
More than 1,800 companies entered the competition, sponsored by BBVA bank in Colombia, which recognizes companies that implement policies of social responsibility, sustainability and high entrepreneurial standards as part of their daily operations.
Xylem helped build treatment facilities serving Colombia's Atlantic coast citizens in areas such as Casanare, Cundinamarca, Antioquia, and Santander. The company has been operating in Colombia since 2006 and is now playing a major role in delivering sustainable water and wastewater transport and treatment solutions in the country.
Xylem (NYSE: 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. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.