INNOVATION AT WORK

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Innovation the World Relies On 

Rooted in science, our innovative and determined problem-solvers help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier. We deliver comprehensive programmes and solutions, with focused, data-driven insights and unmatched service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimise water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for our customers. Throughout our nearly 100 years helping customers improve their operations and address clean water solutions, food safety and sanitation, health and climate challenges, we have registered thousands of patents and developed countless solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. 

INNOVATION STRATEGY

Ecolab’s Innovation Strategy Is Based On:

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Technology

Developing innovative solutions, programmes and systems known for providing effective, clean, safe and healthy solutions.

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Insights

Offering increased visibility into usage data, predictive analytics, electronic service reporting and insight-driven problem-solving.

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Service

Improving operational efficiency, product quality, safety and sustainability through industry-leading service.

GLOBAL FOCUS

The World’s Most Pressing Challenges Need the World’s Best Problem Solvers

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Water

We manage more than 1 trillion gallons of water for our customers, who leverage our expertise and solutions to significantly reduce, reuse and recycle water and protect this valuable resource.

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Food

Our experts are on the forefront of food safety with solutions that span farm to table, helping to prevent more than 7.6 million foodborne illnesses annually. 

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Health

We help prevent the spread of disease reducing 1.8 million infections and cleaning 66 billion hands each year, while keeping the places we gather and heal cleaner and safer.

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Climate

We help our customers conserve more than 44 trillion BTUs of energy and avoid 3.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

EXPERTISE AND INNOVATION FACTS

1,200

R&D scientists, engineers and technical specialists

13,900

cumulative years of innovating experience

16

global research centres

10,000

patents

EXPERTISE IN ACTION

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Delivering Exponential Value for Our Customers

Our solutions help customers achieve ambitious business and environmental goals. Measurement is critical component of our process, and through our proprietary eROI℠ value approach, we measure our impact and quantify our customers’ return on investment.

RESOURCES AND COMMITTMENTS

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