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Ecolab expands partnership with WWF

June 6, 2012

ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab Inc. has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard, according to a press release.

The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds, the release stated.

According to the release, Ecolab''s two-year pledge includes both annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.

"Water scarcity and poor water quality impact more than a billion people around the world, and millions die every year from diseases linked to water and sanitation issues," said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).

"Ecolab is fortunate to have considerable water management expertise, and we''re sharing this expertise with others who are working on the serious water challenges facing our world," Baker added.

The standard is intended to provide water stewards with an approach for evaluating existing processes and performances within sites and watersheds and ensuring that responsible water stewardship actions are in place to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts, the release noted.

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