ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has been named to the Water Security List, with an A rating by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform. This year’s CDP Water Security A List recognized 71 companies globally for their sustainable water management initiatives.
“Ecolab’s inclusion on the A List is recognition of our work to advance sustainable and strategic water management with our customers and in our own operations,” said Emilio Tenuta, chief sustainability officer at Ecolab. “As we enter this new decade, we are expanding our capabilities to help our partners and our communities thrive in an era of growing natural resource constraints and global environmental pressures.”
Ecolab also received an A- rating from CDP on climate, recognizing the company’s work to mitigate the impacts of climate change, including aligning its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C.
Through innovative solutions and on-the-ground support, Ecolab helps businesses across all industries reduce reliance on the world’s limited natural resources, including water and energy. In 2018, Ecolab helped customers conserve nearly 190 billion gallons of water, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of more than 657 million people. By reducing water use, Ecolab also helped customers save more than 19 trillion BTUs of energy and avoid 2.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Companies named to the A List are recognized as pioneers for their action on climate change, water and deforestation. Thousands of companies disclose their environmental data and are rated on the comprehensiveness, transparency and performance of their sustainability programs. More information on the CDP A List is available on the CDP website at www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores.
A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in driving business performance while protecting people and vital resources. With annual sales of $15 billion and more than 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com
CDP is a global environmental impact non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by more than 650 investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with some 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.