Statement on Safety and Efficacy of Ecolab Hand Hygiene Solutions

Ecolab is a global leader in infection prevention solutions and expertise. Throughout the world, we provide a broad range of solutions to help reduce the spread of disease, including several hand hygiene products and programs, which helped clean more than 40 billion hands in 2019.

October 02, 2020

Now more than ever, clean hands are safe hands. According to the World Health Organization, proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures in preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

As supply chains and industries moved to quickly address the increased need for hand hygiene solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, product quality and safety are top of mind for customers.

  • Hand hygiene is an important part of the appropriate response to COVID-19. If soap and water are not readily available, the WHO recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand disinfectant that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Most Ecolab alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) contain at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA), in accordance to the WHO and national guidelines.
  • All Ecolab ABHR products distributed in LA follow local regulations, Medicinal or Cosmetical regulations, depending on registrations existing in individual countries and manufacturing plants work to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to ensure quality of the facility and manufacturing process.
  • We have taken extensive measures and investment to address continuity of supply and ensure our ability to meet customer demand for critically needed hand hygiene solutions to help combat COVID-19.

Ecolab is committed to helping customers address public health issues such as COVID-19 through comprehensive programs that help reduce the spread of disease. Informed by our nearly 100 years of experience in helping to keep hands and critical environments clean, our hand hygiene solutions are integrated into programs that include consultation, training and implementation support to help keep operations running and guests safe and healthy.

Please refer to the product label for proper safety and use. For more information on how our programs help address COVID-19 and promote public health, please visit

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