ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jan. 22, 2018 – For the fourth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
The recognition measures companies based on nine criteria of corporate reputation, from investment value and quality of management to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. Within the chemicals industry, Ecolab ranked third overall and first for social responsibility and people management.
“We are proud to again be recognized as a leader in our industry and as one of the world’s most admired companies,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “This honor is a testament to the integrity and ingenuity of our 48,000 associates who work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.”
The full list of the 2018 World's Most Admired Companies is available online at Fortune.com and will be featured in Fortune’s Feb. 1 issue, available Jan. 22, 2018.