MANCHESTER, England and RYE BROOK, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 31, 2022–
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 Manchester City men’s and women’s teams, as well as MLS champions New York City FC and Mumbai City, who are part of the City Football Group (CFG). Through the partnership to date, the clubs and Xylem have already reached over one billion people through outreach, education and water volunteering initiatives that advance their shared mission of creating a more sustainable world. . In this next phase, the partnership aims to accelerate action on critical water challenges by engaging an additional 100 million people to participate in water-related initiatives in their communities.
Roel de Vries, Chief Operating Officer of City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce today the extension of the partnership with Xylem. Over the past four years, we have managed to combine our place in the world of football with Xylem’s expertise in water education, to reach a large number of people around the world. Using the voice and influence of Manchester City, NYCFC and Mumbai City, we will continue to raise awareness and change behaviors around sustainable approaches. We look forward to continuing this work in the years to come. »
“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 to engage external stakeholders to put water on the agenda in new ways and in new places. Through our partnership, we are creating a unique and powerful platform to connect with millions of fans around the world, spark conversations about water-related challenges and solutions – and inspire action at scale. We are energized by the opportunities before us and the possibility of accelerating progress in our mission to solve the water problem.
The United Nations estimates that 3.2 billion people will live in very water-scarce areas by 2050, if global warming continues according to current projections on the value of water, and plans to improved access to water and sanitation.
Over the past four years, the partnership has enabled a global network of over 500 young community football leaders to deliver lifesaving awareness, education and access to water to over 20,000 children in 8 countries across all continents. Delivered in collaboration 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 teamed up with PUMA to launch the world’s first sports jersey dedicated to raising awareness of water challenges. The jersey was made using a special doping dye manufacturing process that reduces water consumption. The initiative has brought together a diverse set of athletes from Manchester City’s men’s, women’s and academy teams to support football and clean water projects around the world.
Xylem will also play a central role in delivering 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 advisory support, Xylem will support the development of water use and disposal strategies to increase efficiency and reduce waste on existing and future real estate developments.
About Manchester City Football Club
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since won the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League titles, including six Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022) and six FA Cups. . Manchester City FC is one of ten clubs in the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.
Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, one of the most decorated managers in world football, the Club play their home and UEFA Champions League matches at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000-seater arena that City have elected home since 2003. Today, the stadium sits on the wider Etihad campus, which also includes the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art youth training and development facility in the heart of eastern Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the elite development team train daily and play their matches. competitive at home.
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Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure problems through innovation. Our 17,000 diverse employees generated $5.2 billion in revenue in 2021. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and by helping communities in over 150 countries to become water secure. Join us on www.xylem.com.
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