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 programs and solutions, with focused, data-driven insights and unmatched service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for our customers. Throughout our more than 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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Developing innovative solutions, programs and systems known for providing effective, clean, safe and healthy solutions.

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



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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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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Our experts are on the forefront of food safety with solutions that span farm to table, helping to keep 1.4 billion people safely fed with high-quality food. 

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We help prevent 2.1 million infections and clean 60 billion hands each year, while keeping the places we gather and heal cleaner and safer.

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We help our customers conserve more than 47 trillion BTUs of energy and avoid 3.8 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

Expertise and Innovation Facts


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Cumulative Years of Innovating Experience


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Expertise in Action

The Science of Impact

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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 Commitments 

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Corporate Responsibility