ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc. recently released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. This annual profile of the company’s commitment to sustainability highlights how Ecolab helps make the world cleaner, safer and healthier while protecting people and vital resources.
Ecolab’s mission is to provide and protect what is vital: clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Through partnerships with customers, NGOs and communities, the company helps address some of the world’s most urgent resource and business challenges.
“Our company was built on our dedication to finding solutions to complex problems,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab Chairman and CEO. “Today, we have even more important operational and natural resource challenges to solve for our customers. We are proud of the work we do to help ensure a future where businesses, the environment and society can thrive.”
The company’s combination of innovation, expertise and personally delivered service to customers in more than 40 industries uniquely positions it to help mitigate risks and reduce environmental impacts across the entire value chain. Ecolab’s 2014 Sustainability Report demonstrates how the company works behind the scenes to help customers improve performance, meet increasing demand and reduce environmental impact, from raw materials to production and manufacturing, and to retail and service environments.
Water Risk Monetizer Launched in 2014
Ecolab’s ability to help customers reduce, reuse, manage and treat water more efficiently is central to the company’s impact. In 2014, Ecolab solutions helped customers save more than 115 billion gallons of water. The company also launched the Water Risk Monetizer, a first-of-its-kind tool available to the public at no cost, to help change the way water is valued and managed by all water users.
“Ecolab helps customers adapt operations to meet changing demands and achieve sustainability goals,” said Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability for Ecolab. “Our dedication to serving our customers, combined with our internal commitment to reducing our own footprint, makes Ecolab a powerful force for positive change.”
Ecolab has a long history of strong environmental performance. In 2014, the company set aggressive new goals to reduce water, energy, effluent and waste across its global operations.
Building on Ecolab’s longstanding commitment to communities, in 2014, Ecolab launched Solutions for Life, a global giving program to enhance the company’s mission to conserve water and improve hygiene around the world through collaborations with NGOs, global philanthropy and employee volunteerism. The company announced an initial commitment of $3.5 million over the next three years to support Solutions for Life initiatives through partnerships with The Nature Conservancy and Project WET Foundation.
Go to Ecolab’s 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report.