2020 Sustainability Progress Report

Equipping our customers to change the world in meaningful, measurable ways.

We’re partnering with our customers to lead the way.

Customer Partnership Stories

Learn how we partner with our customers to support corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies in companies around the world.

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Here’s how our partnership helped empower our customers this year:


Gallons of water conserved

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Metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions avoided

Metric tonnes of
greenhouse gas
emissions avoided


Hands cleaned, helping reduce 1.8M infections

People safely fed


People safely fed

Hands cleaned,
helping reduce
1.8M infections

Innovations That Deliver Sustainable Outcomes

Our innovations help our customers push their sustainability efforts further.

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We continue to live our values within our own operations.

Protecting the Environment

Blue river winds through verdant forest reflecting Ecolab commitment in corporate sustainability report

2020 was about setting our most ambitious sustainability goals yet

We launched our 2030 Impact Goals to push ourselves to think bigger about the change we can create for our company, communities, customers and planet.

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Cofounded the Water Resilience Coalition to Drive Business Commitments Around Positive Water Impact
Wind turbines producing energy in field - Ecolab
Moved U.S. Operations to 100% Wind-Powered
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Saved Over 18 Million Pounds of Plastic

Supporting People and Communities

Ecolab employee wearing mask in commercial kitchen in corporate sustainability report strategy for COVID-19 Response

In uncertain times, we worked to protect the health and safety of our communities

In addition to supporting our customers and protecting our teams during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecolab helped support communities through product and monetary donations for relief.

Global Headquarters building
Engaged Global Associates in Allyship and DE&I Training and Commitments
2019 Corporate Sustainability Report
$23 Million Donated to Local Communities in 2020
Restaurant staff cleaning table with disinfectant that kills covid 19.
$11.3 Million in Critical Cleaning and Sanitizing Products to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Together, we’re working toward a cleaner, safer and healthier world

2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Using our proprietary eROI value approach, we measure our impact and quantify customers’ return on investment.

2030 Impact Goals

We’re committed to creating value and supporting an optimistic, flourishing future. That’s why we’ve created a new generation of sustainability goals.


Additional, Past and Translated Reports

Reporting Resources
Corporate Responsibility Report
ESG Report