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Ecolab commits to UN Global Compact

July 25, 2012

ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab Inc. has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world''s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, according to a press release.

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Douglas M. Baker, Jr., also endorsed the UN Global Compact''s CEO Water Mandate, furthering the company''s commitment to sustainable water policies and practices, the release stated.

"The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact align with Ecolab''s values regarding human rights, fair labor practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption," said Baker.

"The CEO Water Mandate aligns with Ecolab''s efforts to advance sustainable water solutions around the world through our partnerships with our customers, nongovernmental organizations, suppliers and other groups to help ensure sustainable water management," Baker added.

According to the release, the UN Global Compact was created in 2000 as part of the United Nation''s efforts to increase support of the Millennium Development Goals; more than 8,700 companies around the world are now participants.

The CEO Water Mandate is a public-private initiative under the UN Global Compact designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainable water policies and practices; more than 80 Global Compact participants have endorsed the CEO Water Mandate, the release noted.

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