Developing Solutions To The World’s Most Pressing Challenges




A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab Inc. is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ecolab’s 50,000 associates work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier by delivering comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in more than 170 countries.

Many of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on Ecolab to help ensure product integrity, brand reputation and guest satisfaction. The company’s innovative solutions and services touch virtually every aspect of daily life and are used in hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, commercial buildings, food processing facilities, breweries, light and heavy manufacturing plants, refineries, power generation facilities and a host of other locations throughout the world.

Continued population growth, changing diets and other dynamics are increasing pressure on the world’s finite natural resources and creating new and increasingly complex challenges for businesses. By 2030, it is estimated that the world will need 40% more water, 35% more food and 30% more energy to meet demand. Ecolab delivers innovation and expertise to help companies effectively navigate the challenges ahead.


Innovation has always been a cornerstone of Ecolab’s success. From its very first product in 1923 – Absorbit™ – which enabled hotels to clean guest room carpets without needing to remove them, to the broad range of innovative technologies offered today, Ecolab’s solutions are designed to deliver exponential customer value.

Ecolab’s 1,600 scientists, engineers and technical specialists work to create industry-leading solutions that help companies reduce their reliance on finite natural resources and achieve the best results at the lowest total cost. With expertise in several core technologies, including antimicrobials, dispensing and monitoring, hygiene, polymers, surfactants, solid chemistry, water management and digital solutions, Ecolab’s innovations are designed to solve its customers’ most pressing challenges.


Ecolab is a pioneer in utilizing remote monitoring, diagnostics and controls to help customers operate more efficiently. Through its digital solutions, Ecolab captures real-time intelligence and utilizes predictive analytics to drive smarter execution and deliver superior outcomes for customers.

In addition to Ecolab’s internal research and development capabilities, the company also pursues external innovation partnerships to enhance its technology offerings. One example, the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, was co-funded by Ecolab and Cargill in 2018 to identify entrepreneurs and start-up companies with innovative ideas around food safety and security, ag tech, consumer goods and supply chain management. The startups receive mentor support and access to the companies’ market expertise, global connections and investment capital. In turn, Ecolab receives access to emerging technology and innovative ideas that can spur new business opportunities.


Sustainability is central to Ecolab’s purpose to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier. The company takes a comprehensive look at the environmental, economic and social impacts of its products and service offerings, and considers how each solution increases efficiency, minimizes the use of natural resources and improves safety, from sourcing to manufacturing, to use and disposal. And Ecolab’s solutions help customers conserve more than 188 billion gallons of water, reduce energy use to more than 19 trillion BTUs, avoid more than 2.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate 54 million pounds of waste.

Ecolab’s ultimate competitive advantage is found in its industry- leading sales-and-service force. Backed by expert training, superior knowledge of industry best practices and Ecolab’s innovative solutions, the 27,000 strong field team provides personalized service and customized solutions to solve a customer’s specific operational challenges. These service visits help the field team gain insights into customer operations, and these insights help with the development of additional innovations. Ecolab is helping companies throughout the world achieve their desired business results while minimizing environmental impact. The company’s work to help ensure clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments benefit us all.

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