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    Together with our Customers

    The world is at a crossroads. We see a?growing global sense of urgency about?challenges such as climate change, water?scarcity, food security and public health.?But we also have unprecedented means?at our disposal to meet these challenges.

    Digital technology is delivering insights?
    that were previously unavailable and driving?demand for smart, sustainable solutions.?As the will to do better grows, so does?Ecolab’s ability to accelerate positive change?for our customers. We help companies in a?wide range of industries deliver clean water,?safe food, abundant energy and healthy?environments, sustainably.

    Now is the time to make a difference.?
    Together, we drive the progress the?world needs.

    Download our current Sustainability Report and learn more.

    2018 Sustainability Report Sections

    2018 Corporate Sustainability Report ADM facility image
    Driving customer impact
    Sustainability goals advance business gains
    2018 Corporate Sustainability Report environmental stewardship outdoors
    impact Through Stewardship
    Partnerships for positive change
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    How we lead
    Building on our progress everywhere, every day
    Doug Baker
    A Letter from our Chairman and CEO

    "We all must work together to make the most of this opportunity. If we seize it now, we can build an economy that offers sustainable growth for all without creating additional harm to our planet."


    Our Impact

    In 2018, we helped our customers:

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    Clean Water

    Conserve?more than?188 billion?gallons of water

    Manage 1.1 trillion gallons (4.2 trillion liters) of process and potable water

    Conserve drinking?water for more than 650 million?people

    And we are working to help our customers save 300 billion gallons of water annually by 2030


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    Safe Food

    Safely produce?44%?of the global?milk supply

    Safely produce?more than?25%?
    of the world’s?processed food

    Support clean?kitchens, serving?45 billion restaurant meals

    And we work to?help customers?prevent more than?1 million?foodborne illnesses?each year


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    Abundant Energy

    Conserve?more than?19 trillion?BTUs

    Reduce the water and energy footprint of 40% of the world’s petroleum production

    Generate?more than?20%?of
    the world’s?power

    And we aim to?reduce CO2e by?10%?in
    our own?operations?by 2020


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    Healthy Environments

    Clean more than 40 billion hands

    Delight guests with more than
    800 million clean hotel rooms

    Clean 6 million hospital?and long-term care patient rooms

    And we work to help hospitals reduce the risk of HAIs for as many as 10,000 people



    Measuring Our Impact

    Through our patented eROISM approach,?we measure the economic, operational?and environmental impact of our?solutions for our customers.



    Sustainable Development Goals
    Supporting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

    Ecolab is committed to partnerships and programs that fulfill the?United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – in particular,?Goal 6, to ensure the availability and sustainable management of?water and sanitation for all.