Ecolab Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

  Ecolab Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- June 17, 2013

Ecolab today released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which highlights how the
company helps customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, energy and
industrial markets reduce environmental impacts, operate efficiently and
improve safety. The report also details Ecolab’s performance in line with its
operating principles, which encompass economic progress, environmental
stewardship, safety and social responsibility.

“Sustainability is core to Ecolab’s purpose to make the world cleaner, safer
and healthier. Our true impact is realized by helping customers meet
sustainability goals at more than one million locations worldwide,” said
Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “Our team of more than 25,000
sales-and-service representatives deliver sustainable solutions that provide
clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments on a global
scale.”

The report features several case studies that describe how Ecolab has helped
customers achieve sustainability and performance goals, including providing
technology that allowed one electric utility to reduce its withdrawal of
freshwater by 290 million gallons per year. Another case study illustrates how
Ecolab helped a global dairy company save 193 million gallons of water, 175
million kilowatts of energy and 665 cubic meters of raw materials in 2012
alone.

“Our 2012 Sustainability Report focuses on the measurable results we deliver
to customers through our industry-leading services, solutions and expertise,”
said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab vice president of Corporate Sustainability.
“Ecolab’s positive impact is grounded in a holistic, science-based approach to
helping customers achieve their goals while using fewer resources.”

The report and detailed appendix also provide an overview of Ecolab’s
sustainability performance. Highlights include reducing water use by 70
million gallons across the company’s manufacturing facilities, and donating $8
million to communities through the Ecolab Foundation, in-kind donations for
disaster relief and volunteer hours. To view the full report, visit
www.Ecolab.com/CSR.

Ecolab is recognized for its sustainability leadership. In 2012, the company
was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the FTSE4Good Index,
the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the
third consecutive year and to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index for the
third consecutive year. Ecolab also received the American Chemistry Council
Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award, the NAFA Fleet Management
Association Sustainable Fleet Award and was named to Ethisphere Institute’s
list of the world’s most ethical companies for the seventh consecutive year.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is
the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that
protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use
and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around
the world.

For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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Contact:

Ecolab Inc.
Roman Blahoski, 651-293-4385
MediaRelations@Ecolab.com
 
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