Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world, businesses in the food service, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environments clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.
The company holds nearly 8,500 active patents. Over the years, the company has cumulatively tallied more than 23,000 patents, many of which have expired or been sold, closed or abandoned. In 2016, the company sales grow to $13.2 billion.
Ecolab business relationship with its suppliers is based on supplier policies per attached (Supplier Policies in English / Chinese) as well as contracts or purchase order terms and conditions that are specific to supplier transactions with Ecolab. Suppliers are expected to drive value and continually be increasing the value to Ecolab in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, innovation, compliance, and continuous improvement.
In 2018, Ecolab is recognized as one of the World Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Ecolab is one of 12 companies named one of the World Most Ethical Companies every year since the list inception in 2007.
a. Ecolab is recognized by Points of Light, the world largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. Ecolab is named to the Water A List by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform. It is one of 73 A List global companies recognized for efforts to manage water more sustainably.
b. Ecolab acquires Abednego Environmental Services, adding offerings that help automotive customers recycle water, reduce energy use and reduce waste.
c. Ecolab acquires Arpal Group, a Selkirk, Scotland-based company that provides cleaning and sanitizing products and services in the U.K. and Middle East.
d. Ecolab acquires Laboratoires Anios, a leading European manufacturer of hygiene and disinfection products for the healthcare, food service and food and beverage processing industries.
e. Ecolab acquires the Georgia-Pacific Paper chemicals business, adding capabilities to help improve machine efficiency, water and energy savings, product quality and profitability for pulp and paper customers.