Mar 13, 2017
Ecolab Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for Eleventh Consecutive Year by Ethisphere Institute
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies
and services that protect people and vital resources, has again been
recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the
Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the
standards of ethical business practices. This is Ecolab’s eleventh
consecutive year on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list.
Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list recognizes companies
who exemplify transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance in their
business practices. Ecolab has been named to the World’s Most Ethical
Companies list every year since the list’s inception in 2007.
“Ecolab is a team of 48,000 associates with a shared commitment to
operate ethically and responsibly as we work to make the world cleaner,
safer and healthier,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr.
“We are honored to again be recognized as one of the world’s most
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere
Quotient® (EQ) framework. Designed to assess an
organization's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized
way, the information collected through the EQ framework provides a
comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies,
rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability,
compliance and ethics. The framework and methodology is determined,
vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from
Ethisphere's network of thought leaders and from the World's Most
Ethical Company Methodology
Assessment scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and
compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and
responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance
(15 percent), and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent).
The full list of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees.
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.
About the Ethisphere Institute
Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards
of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace
trust, and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring
and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help
companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior
achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies®
recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the
Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and showcases trends and
best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and
The World's Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is
also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate
ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be
found at: ethisphere.com.
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Roman Blahoski, 651-250-4385
Source: Ecolab Inc.
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