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New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolabs Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better
World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water
and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and
safely produce the world’s food and energy.

“Many companies have complex sustainability needs and aspirations,” said
Emilio Tenuta, vice president of Corporate Sustainability. “Our
industry-leading expertise and solutions help them reduce water and
energy use for everything from industrial water boilers and cooling
towers to warewashing processes for restaurants and foodservice
facilities. All of these individual interventions add up to a
significant global impact.”

In 2017, Ecolab helped customers at nearly three million locations in
170 countries:

The 2017 sustainability report offers extensive case studies
highlighting Ecolab’s work with several global customers. Among other
highlights:

Within its own operations, Ecolab is working to reduce water withdrawals
by 25 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2020,
against a 2015 baseline. In 2017, the company moved to a new
headquarters building in St. Paul, Minn., helping to reduce electricity
use nearly 40 percent compared to the annualized use from 2012 to 2016.

Ecolab also aims conserve 300 billion gallons of water, equivalent to
the drinking water needs of one billion people, by 2030. The company
will accomplish this by reducing water use within its customers’ and its
own operations. Ecolab supports the U.N.’s sustainable development goal
six, promoting clean water and sanitation, through its work with
customers, within its own facilities and through a number of dedicated
projects in communities around the world.

Ecolab’s 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report was developed in alignment
with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 core guidelines. The
report summary and complete GRI Index are available at http://www.Ecolab.com/Sustainability.

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab
(ECL) 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. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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