Ecolab at a Glance

customer locations
Nearly 3 Million
Customer  Locations
95-Year History
of Innovation
More Than 9,400 Patents
45,000 Associates

Including 25,000 Sales-and-Service Associates and 1,200 Scientists, Engineers and Technical Specialists

More Than $13 Million Donated

Through the Ecolab Foundation, corporate giving and volunteer hours in 2019

Partnering to Help Solve Global Challenges

At Ecolab, this is what we do best. Our 44,000 associates deliver comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability at nearly three million customer locations in more than 170 countries.

We Are Everywhere It Matters

From restaurants and hotels to power and manufacturing facilities, Ecolab’s more than 25,000 sales-and-service associates, the industry’s largest and best-trained direct sales-and-service force, help customers solve their cleaning, sanitizing and water and energy management challenges. Many of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on Ecolab to help ensure operational efficiencies, product integrity and brand reputation. See the Industries We Serve.

Personalized Service

Ecolab’s ultimate competitive advantage is found in our industry-leading sales-and-service force. Every customer challenge is unique, which is why our 25,000 field associates partner with customers in their facilities, providing personalized consultation and service. Our experts employ a rigorous process to gather data, apply advanced technology, rethink processes and provide solutions to address our customers’ unique economic, social and environmental challenges.

Behind every field representative is a team of researchers, scientists, engineers, regulatory specialists and other experts working diligently to tackle customer challenges, develop new solutions and meet emerging needs. See Our Solutions.

Innovative Solutions

Ecolab has a long history of innovation. Our strategy is based on chemistry, digital technology and service to deliver exponential customer value. Our team of 1,200 scientists, engineers and technical specialists create best-in-class solutions that are responsibly sourced and developed with close attention to human and environmental impact. With our expertise in core technologies, including antimicrobials, dispensing and monitoring, personal and environmental hygiene, polymers, surfactants, solid chemistry, water management and data analytics, we help improve operational efficiency, product quality and safety for our customers. Read more about our Expertise & Innovation.

Our Purpose and Vision

We are united by our purpose to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier – helping businesses succeed while protecting people and vital resources. Our vision is to be the global leader in water, hygiene and antimicrobial technologies and services - providing and protecting what is vital: clean water, safe food and healthy environments.

When our customers succeed, we succeed.


Ecolab is Everywhere It Matters. Because what we do – and how we do it – matters everywhere.

Customer Success Stories

Learn how Ecolab partners with our global customers to deliver comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies.

2018 Corporate Sustainability Report Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste facility image
Colgate-Palmolive: Saving Water, Driving Productivity

Colgate-Palmolive teamed up with Ecolab to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its cleaning and sanitizing process at the Mission Hills plant in Guanajuato, Mexico.

2018 Corporate Sustainability Report ADM Archer Daniels Midland facility image
ADM: Helping Save 2.3 Billion Gallons of Water

To significantly reduce operational costs while achieving its sustainability goals, ADM implemented Ecolab technology and automation at their global locations.

2018 Corporate Sustainability Report SAP data center customer image
SAP: Optimizing Safe Water at Data Centers

SAP worked with Ecolab to adopt a holistic approach to treating water that minimizes the risk of Legionella bacteria.


Our Water Brand

Nalco Water

Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, provides innovative solutions for water treatment and management, process improvements and pollutant control – optimizing product quality and operating costs for our customers while reducing their impact on the environment.