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2022 Sustainability Progress Report

Building a 100% Positive Future, Together

Our Ambition to Build a 100% Positive Future

When we deliver on our mission to protect what’s vital, we simultaneously grow our business and our positive impact on the world together with our customers.

People Health

We expect to positively impact the lives of over 3B people by protecting water, providing safe food & preventing infections

Planet Health

We expect to achieve a positive water & climate impact by saving water & avoiding emissions

Business Health

We expect to deliver >25% eROI to customers through the use of Ecolab solutions

Achieving a Net Positive Water and Climate Impact
in Partnership With Our Customers by 2030

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Water Impact

We expect to rapidly grow our positive impact by helping conserve more water at customer locations as we work to continually minimize the water used in Ecolab operations and by Tier 1 suppliers.

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Climate Impact

We expect to achieve a positive impact by helping avoid more emissions at customer locations than those generated by Ecolab’s entire value chain.

We Continued To Advance Toward Our 2030 Impact Goals

Delivering a consistent, positive impact on the world requires a collective effort — it is a mindset that propels our associates, customers and communities forward. Our 2030 Impact Goals reflect our ongoing dedication to a 100% positive future.

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Partnering With Our Customers

Partnering With Our Customers

Here’s How We Empowered Our Customers in 2022:

Our Customer Successes

See How We Deliver an Exponential Return on Investment, or eROI, for Our Customers

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eROI Projects Led to More Than $1.1 Billion Globally
in Total Value Delivered for Our Customers in 2022

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Excelling in Our Operations

Excelling in Our Operations

Our commitment to our values guides our actions in our own operations

Protecting Our Planet

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UN Water Conference: Reinforcing Vital Role of Business for Water Action

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Reducing Miles and Emissions Through Supply Chain Initiatives


Advancing Water Stewardship

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Demonstrating Climate Leadership

Supporting People and Communities

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Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce 

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$83 Million Contributed to Strengthen Communities in 2022 

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Advancing Cleaner, Safer Practices through the Ecolab Science Certified™ Program

Together, We’re Working To Protect the Health of People,
Our Planet and Businesses Everywhere

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Our eROI value approach measures the impact we deliver for our customers and helps them achieve their business and sustainability goals.

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2030 Impact Goals

We’re committed to helping our customers address the growing challenges around water, food, health and climate.