Ecolab Provided $1.2 Million in In-Kind Donations in 2013 to Aid Global Disaster Relief
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During 2013, Ecolab provided $1.2 million in in-kind product donations to support global disaster relief efforts. Working in partnership with non-profit organizations, the company quickly mobilized its needed cleaning, sanitizing and public health products for distribution to areas around the world impacted by natural disasters.
“After last year’s severe storms in the U.S. and the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Ecolab immediately worked with our non-profit partners to provide needed cleaning and sanitizing products for use during clean-up efforts. We viewed it as our obligation to provide our products to those who needed them most.”
“Ecolab’s 44,000 associates understand what it means to be a part of a community and work extremely well in mobilizing company products during times of need,” said Kris Taylor, Ecolab vice president of Community Relations. “After last year’s severe storms in the U.S. and the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Ecolab immediately worked with our non-profit partners to provide needed cleaning and sanitizing products for use during clean-up efforts. We viewed it as our obligation to provide our products to those who needed them most.”
In response to the typhoon in the Philippines, Ecolab partnered with World Emergency Relief to provide over 36,000 cases of cleaning and sanitizing products, and more than 6,000 laundry bags that local relief centers used for assembling disaster response kits.
Kristy Scott, CEO of World Emergency Relief, commented, “World Emergency Relief has partnered with Ecolab for over 15 years. Our two organizations working together have helped so many people during life’s most difficult times. The value of Ecolab’s spirit of generosity far outweighs the value of the products it donates. It is an honor to work with such a trusted and community-minded company.”
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 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 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.