Ecolab Helped Businesses Conserve 161 Billion Gallons of Water in 2016
2016 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights commitment to
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In 2016, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy
technologies and services, helped customers save 161 billion gallons of
water at more than one million locations around the world. These
savings, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of more than 558
million people, are highlighted in the company’s 2016 Corporate
Sustainability Report, issued today. The report profiles Ecolab’s
commitment to helping customers preserve fresh water and reduce energy
use and waste, as well as improving the company’s own operations.
“Through unparalleled service, industry-leading innovation and real-time
data and insights, Ecolab helps customers across more than 40 industries
better manage the world’s limited natural resources,” said Emilio
Tenuta, Ecolab vice president of Corporate Sustainability.
Ecolab’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report includes several examples
of how Ecolab helps companies achieve both business and sustainability
A five-star Hyatt hotel in Pune, India, saved 1.8 million gallons of
fresh water through 3D TRASAR™ Technology for Cooling Water.
Kinseth Hospitality, a leading U.S. hotel company, saved 227,000
therms and 33.3 million gallons of water by implementing Aquanomic™
Low-Temp Laundry Solids Program in 70 properties (projected annual
An international retail company with in-house restaurants switched to
the Apex™ warewashing program and eliminated 69,000 pounds of plastic
and 2,200 pounds of paper (projected savings).
A plant in Northern Europe that converts organic waste into
electricity, green gas and biomass for power plants reduced its
industrial process water use by 85 percent through the use of
A Dow plant in Tarragona, Spain, now uses up to 40 percent reclaimed
municipal water for its cooling tower operations, reducing chemical
usage by 23 percent, freshwater withdrawal from a nearby river by 22
percent and effluent discharge by 49 percent through 3D TRASAR™
Technology combined with a Dual Cathodic Inhibition program.
Termoelectrica, a power plant in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
optimized its cooling tower with 3D TRASAR Technology for Cooling
Water and saved 647 million gallons of water, 125,000 kWh of energy
and 47.3 tons of CO2 emissions.
Internally, Ecolab aims to reduce water usage by 25 percent and GHG
emissions by 10 percent across all manufacturing plants by 2020, against
a 2015 baseline. These goals reflect the company’s commitment to
continuous improvement across its global footprint.
In 2016, Ecolab advanced enterprise-wide efficiency efforts and
initiated large projects to significantly reduce water and energy use at
target manufacturing plants. These programs, combined with additional
initiatives in the coming years, will deliver savings in 2017 and beyond
to help the company achieve its 2020 goals. By 2030, Ecolab aims to
conserve 300 billion gallons of water annually by reducing water
consumption in both its and its customers’ operations.
In 2016, Ecolab was named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens,
Newsweek’s Green Rankings and Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s
Most Ethical Companies. In addition, Ecolab was listed on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index and recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most
Admired Companies and by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers.
Ecolab’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report was developed in alignment
with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 core guidelines. The
report summary and complete GRI Index are available at http://www.Ecolab.com/Sustainability.
A trusted partner at more than one million
customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene
and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital
resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab
delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe
food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and
improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries
around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.
Roman Blahoski, 651-250-4385