São Paulo, June 2018 – Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, is among the Top 100 of the World's Most Innovative Companies 2018 in a list published by Forbes. This is the fifth time the company is included in this list since its first publication in 2011.
With a staff of 1600 scientists, engineers and technical experts, the company operates 19 technology centers worldwide and develops comprehensive solutions as well as innovative products to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy consumption and improve the operational efficiency of its customers in more than 40 different areas. In 2017, Ecolab invested more than US$ 200 million in research and development.
You can see the full list of the World's Most Innovative Companies 2018 on the website www.forbes.com/innovative-companies.
Gold Medal in sustainable development
Ecolab was also awarded the gold medal in sustainable development by the World Environment Center. WEC, as it is also known, is a non-profit organization recognized for promoting sustainable development strategies and practices together with governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private companies. The award was presented during the 34th Annual Ceremony of the institution, held in Washington, USA.
The jury was made up by international leaders from academic institutions, governments, non-governmental organizations and industry professionals and chose Ecolab based on its initiatives in the conservation and total management of water use, in addition to its commitment to sustainability, whether in its operations or in the development of products and solutions.
Previous companies awarded with the Gold Medal by the WEC were HP Inc. (2017), CH2M (2016), SC Johnson (2015), Unilever (2013), IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Wal-Mart Stores (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009) e Marks & Spencer (2008).
One of the most ethical companies for the 12th consecutive year
Ecolab was once more 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. The company has always been on this list since its publication began in 2007.
The Ethisphere Institute lists every year the companies that are examples of transparency, integrity, ethics, and compliance in their business practices, based on the Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative, consistent and objective way to assess a company’s performance in ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance, and leadership, innovation and reputation.
The full 2018 list of companies considered the most ethical by Ethisphere Institute is available at: worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees.
A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers 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 for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
To learn more about Ecolab, please visit www.pt-br.ecolab.com. Follow Ecolab on Twitter (@ecolab) or on Facebook (facebook.com/Ecolab).
About Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® 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 a deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character as well as measure and improve their culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). To learn more about Ethisphere, please visit: https://ethisphere.com
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