Ecolab Honored for its Continuous Commitment to the UN Global Compact

Ecolab Inc. has been named a Global Compact LEAD participant for its continued commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world’s biggest corporate sustainability project, with over 12,000 firms from 160 countries participating. Ecolab is one of just 37 companies to be honored in this way.  

The Ecolab team has worked for nearly a century to make the promise of more sustainable operations a reality. 

A corporation must be a member of the UN Global Compact and have committed to its Ten Principles to be eligible for LEAD. Participate in at least two UN Global Compact Action Platforms to demonstrate its commitment to developing and fostering leadership practices that are consistent with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals. Submit or pledge to submitting an Advanced Communication on Progress – an annual sustainability report that details progress on adopting the Ten Principles or make a commitment to do so. 

Ecolab’s commitment to the UN Global Compact this year was highlighted by its participation in the UN Business Ambition for 1.5 C, the Water Resilience Coalition, and the submission of an Advanced Communication on Progress. 

Each UN Global Compact Action Platform brings together businesses, Global Compact Local Networks, top experts, civil society, governments, and UN partners to address complex and linked issues and innovate in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

More than ever, the world needs businesses of all sizes — like those named LEAD today — to work tirelessly to improve their sustainability performance and take action to make the world a better place. The UN Global Compact’s LEAD firms indicate the greatest level of commitment to the UN Global Compact.