Case study: Xylem
Background: When disaster strikes, employees look to their companies to make a difference. Often, a company’s disaster response process doesn’t start until this moment: They search the Internet or ask around and must make hasty decisions.
Project: Since 2008, Xylem and Mercy Corps have responded to emergencies using a different strategy: thoughtful, ongoing support for vulnerable communities that has improved the water, sanitation and hygiene of nearly 1 million people. Together, we created the WASH Emergency Response Fund, a resource from which Xylem can quickly allocate funds based on requests from Mercy Corps field teams.
Impact: The partnership between Mercy Corps and Xylem impacts people around the world who need it most. But it also impacts another core Xylem audience—its employees. Xylem’s 12,500 global employees, who can’t go to the site of an emergency themselves, are able to engage with the company’s response by giving to Xylem in support of Mercy Corps.
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By becoming a Preferred Disaster Response Partner, we can work together before an emergency strikes on a customized partnership plan for engaging employees and/or consumers to support relief efforts together.
This means that when emergencies happen, you are ready to respond.
Hyatt brings employees, customers and members together to support Mercy Corps’ emergency response efforts by launching a co-branded fundraising campaign, engaging guests through cause marketing, making a corporate grant for relief efforts and inviting Hyatt loyalty members to donate points to Mercy Corps. By activating a prepared response, Mercy Corps and Hyatt can quickly meet survivor's urgent needs.
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When earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, REI made a $50,000 donation and reached out to their employees and members to ask that they support survivors with a donation to Mercy Corps. The response was incredible and REI members donated more than $900,000, uniting the REI community and enabling Mercy Corps to meet Nepalis’ urgent needs.
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