Business Wire

Manchester City FC, Xylem Extend Multi-Year Global Partnership to Tackle Water Challenges

Share

Premier League Champions Manchester City today announced the renewal of its multi-year global partnership with water technology leader, Xylem (NYSE:XYL). The renewed partnership includes the Manchester City men’s and women’s teams, and MLS Champions New York City FC and Mumbai City, who are part of City Football Group (CFG). Through the partnership to date, the clubs and Xylem have already reached more than 1 billion people through water awareness, education and volunteerism initiatives that advance their shared mission to create a more sustainable world. In this next phase, the partnership aims to accelerate action on critical water challenges by driving a further 100 million people to participate in water-related initiatives in their communities.

Roel de Vries, City Football Group’s Group Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce the extension of the partnership with Xylem today. Over the last four years, we have been able to successfully combine our place in the world of football with Xylem’s expertise in water education, to impact a huge number of people globally. Using the voice and influence of Manchester City, NYCFC and Mumbai City, we will continue to raise awareness and change behaviours around sustainable approaches. We look forward to continuing this work over the coming years.”

“When it comes to solving major challenges, our voices are more powerful together,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem. “That’s why one of the many ways Xylem advances water security is by engaging external stakeholders to put water on the agenda in new ways and venues. Through our partnership, we are creating a unique and powerful platform to connect with millions of fans around the world, spark conversation on water challenges and solutions – and inspire widespread action. We’re energized by the opportunities that lie ahead, and the potential to accelerate progress in our mission to solve water.”

The United Nations estimates that 3.2 billion people will live in severely water-scarce areas by 2050, if global warming continues at current projections1. The three clubs and Xylem are elevating water within the global conversation on climate change through activities and dialogue that educate communities on the value of water, and projects to improve water and sanitation access.

Over the last four years, the partnership has empowered a global network of over 500 young community football leaders to deliver life-saving water awareness, education, and access to over 20,000 children in 8 countries across all continents. Delivered collaboratively with CFG’s global charity initiative Cityzens Giving, these projects combine football and WASH education with infrastructure upgrades using Xylem technology and expertise.

In 2021, Xylem and Manchester City joined forces with PUMA to launch the world’s first sports jersey dedicated to raising awareness of water challenges. The jersey was made using a special dope dye manufacturing process that reduces water consumption. The initiative brought together a diverse set of athletes across Manchester City men's, women's and academy teams to support football and safe water projects around the world.

Xylem will also play a central role in enabling the sustainability ambition of the wider City Football Group’s plans to make its global operations carbon neutral and water positive by 2030. Through technology and consultative support, Xylem will support the development of water usage and discharge strategies to increase efficiency and reduce waste on existing and future estate developments.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including six Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of ten clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

For more information, please visit www.mancity.com

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation. Our 17,000 diverse employees delivered revenue of $5.2 billion in 2021. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at www.xylem.com.

1 https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/climate-change/

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Houston Spencer
+1 (914) 240-3046
Houston.Spencer@xylem.com

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Port Decarbonization: the First High-powered Hydrogen Barge for the Electrification of Ships at Berth4.7.2022 09:00:00 EEST | Press release

Hydrogène de France (“HDF Energy”) – Euronext Paris: HDF – and its partners of the ELEMANTA H2 project announce the signature of an MoU to deploy mobile solutions providing, from green or low-carbon hydrogen, cold ironing services complementing the electrical grid, for container ships, cruise ships or tankers. ELEMANTA H2 will also enable hydrogen bunkering to meet the refueling needs of future hydrogen ships. Maritime transport accounted for 13.5% of European total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. In order to reach the European objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, the sector must accelerate its energy transition. ELEMANTA H2 aims to contribute to the decarbonization of port activities. The partners have identified the Port of Rouen and the Rubis Terminal location as a pioneer site because of its strategic position close to Paris. With the support of Normandie Energies and the port operator HAROPA, a demonstration barge will embed a high-power hydrogen fuel c

Positive Results of EfficAPSI Real-World Study Confirm Significant Benefit of Sublingual Liquid AIT Treatment on the Onset and Worsening of Asthma in Patients With Allergic Rhinitis2.7.2022 16:08:00 EEST | Press release

Stallergenes Greer, a global healthcare company specialising in allergen immunotherapy (AIT), today announced positive data from its EfficAPSI real-world study. Presented at the 2022 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) congress in Prague (Czech Republic), the real-world study confirmed significant benefit of sublingual liquid allergen immunotherapy treatment (AIT) on the onset and worsening of asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis. The retrospective longitudinal pharmaco-epidemiological real-world study included over 430,000 patients: more than 100,000 patients with allergic rhinitis with or without asthma treated with sublingual liquid immunotherapy and symptomatic drugs; compared to more than 330,000 patients with allergic rhinitis with or without asthma treated with symptomatic drugs only. The primary objective of the study was the evaluation of the impact of sublingual liquid AIT on the onset and worsening of asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis. St

Boyd Acquires Sensata’s Thermal Test and Controls Business1.7.2022 18:29:00 EEST | Press release

Boyd, a world-leading innovator of technologies in engineered materials and thermal management, announced it acquired Sensata’s Thermal Test and Controls Business (NYSE:ST). This business specializes in the design and manufacturing of advanced thermal control systems, adapters, and sockets critical to the thermal test process for high-end logic and memory semiconductors. With a long history of serving leading global semiconductor companies, the addition complements Boyd’s existing thermal business, which includes air and liquid cooled thermal management technologies. Boyd designs and manufactures complex thermal solutions for high-performance semiconductors used in applications such as 5G, hyperscale data center, eMobility, and artificial intelligence. With this acquisition, Boyd expands its offering to current semiconductor customers by adding advanced controls and thermal test systems essential to the production of high-end memory and logic devices. “This acquisition is a natural fit

IFF Completed Divestiture of Microbial Control Business1.7.2022 16:45:00 EEST | Press release

IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced divestiture of its Microbial Control business unit to LANXESS. Welcome to IFF At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and scent, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will do more good for people and planet. Learn more at iff.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. © 2022 by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. IFF is a Registered Trademark. All Rights Reserved. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220630005790/en/ Contact information Michael DeVeau Chief Investor Relatio

Digi International Unveils Digi XBee LR Module for LoRaWAN Connectivity for IoT Deployments1.7.2022 16:00:00 EEST | Press release

Digi International ®, (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products, solutions, and services, today unveiled the Digi XBee® LR, the first XBee-class pre-integrated and pre-certified wireless communication module for sensors and end-nodes using LoRaWAN. Coupled with the rich connectivity, device and gateway management capabilities of Digi X-ON™—its Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT data cloud platform—Digi provides a complete IoT solution with automated provisioning and deployment to help enterprises achieve significant ROI and faster market access. The Digi XBee LR module brings a new connectivity option to one of the most widely adopted wireless IoT module footprints, with more than 20 million devices deployed. This fully developed, tested, and certified module gives OEMs the freedom to create innovative public- or private-cloud solutions for organizations in agriculture, energy, logistics, manufacturing, utilities, and other sectors. These a

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom