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A trusted partner at nearly 3 million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of \$14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, health care, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit ecolab.com.

Integrating business goals with sustainability goals

Together with its customers, Ecolab integrates business goals and sustainability goals to create long-term value for all of its stakeholders. Ecolab helps customers operate more efficiently — saving them money and reducing their impact on the planet. Over the years, Ecolab has learned that when economic and environmental goals come together, positive change accelerates. As the company expands its capabilities to do more for its customers, Ecolab is shifting its focus beyond conservation to a circular approach to resource management that encourages reuse and recycling of finite resources — in particular, water. This shift is essential because Ecolab is facing a future that will place even greater demands on their limited resources. In 2017, Ecolab helped customers conserve more than 171 billion gallons of water, save 12 trillion British thermal units (BTUs) of energy and eliminate 52 million pounds of waste. More than 26,500 Ecolab service professionals and 1,600 scientists are crucial to the company’s efforts to serve customers and advance the common good for society.

At Ecolab, sustainability is a shared core value. It’s what guides the organization’s efforts to create solutions that will drive growth and create value for customers, and for the company, while reducing their combined impact on the planet. Operating at the nexus of business and sustainability, Ecolab strives to lead by example and serve as a catalyst for a better world. The work it does matters, and the way it does it matters to its employees, customers and communities.