Ecolab has achieved significant reductions in both energy and water usage in its plants worldwide and the company has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent per dollar sales from 2006 to 2012 as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
''s (EPA) Climate Leaders
program, the release stated.
Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO), said: "Ecolab has long been an industry leader in sustainability — every day we help our customers reduce waste, conserve water, save energy and improve safety through our concentrated, high-efficiency cleaning products, our technology and our personalized service. We are also committed to sustainable practices in our own operations, and being recognized with the Tekne Green Company award is terrific acknowledgement for practices that are integral to the way we do business."
Presented by the MHTA in partnership with LifeScience Alley
and Enterprise Minnesota
the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota''s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management, the release noted.
With sales of $6 billion and more than 26,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. is a global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services, the release added.