Xylem Inc has been included on the Forbes 2019 “Just 100” America’s Best Corporate Citizens List, a ranking of 100 companies that have made a significant economic and social impact through their core business strategy.

The water technology company was recognised in the Company Leadership and Shareholders category, where Xylem ranked second overall and first in its industry.

“We are honoured to be recognised by Forbes and Just Capital for what all of our colleagues do every day to make a difference,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “This reflects Xylem’s commitment to creating economic and social value through our mission to solve water – by making water safer, affordable and more accessible for people around the world.”

Now in its third year, the Forbes “Just 100” list measures and ranks companies on issues that are deemed most important to the American public and linked to important stakeholder groups – workers, customers, products, environment, communities, jobs, and company leadership and shareholders.

Xylem initiatives recognised by Forbes include the company’s use of local products and resources (+55.8 difference from industry average), leadership acts and communicates with integrity (+50.21 difference from industry average) and use of natural resources efficiently and reduction of waste (+44.89 difference from industry average).

Over the past year, Xylem has received a number of recognitions for its leadership in sustainability. Fortune magazine included Xylem in its Companies Changing the World list and Barron’s ranked Xylem in the top 10 on its inaugural list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies headquartered in the United States. Xylem also received an Engage for Good Gold Halo Award in 2017 for the Company’s Watermark employee volunteerism efforts.