Through product development and personalized service, Ecolab helps each of its nearly 1 million customers around the world minimize their environmental footprint while providing effective cleaning and sanitizing solutions, the release stated.
Douglas Baker, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Ecolab, said: “We have a strong history of sustainability at Ecolab, from innovation in our product development to the efficiency of our daily operations. Sustainability has always been a critical part of our business, and it''s especially important during these challenging economic times that we continue to provide our customers with sustainable solutions that meet their needs.”
Some highlights of the report include: Continued advancements in the sustainability of products and services, from solid formulations to innovative packaging and dispensing methods; a reduction in water usage by 12 percent, energy usage by 5 percent and effluent by 20 percent worldwide; and overall improvements in the sustainability of the Ecolab supply chain, the release noted.
Ecolab sustained its strong tradition of giving by contributing $7 million to communities through the Ecolab Foundation
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