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                Together with our Customers

                The world is at a crossroads. We see a?growing global sense of urgency about?challenges such as climate change, water?scarcity, food security and public health.?But we also have unprecedented means?at our disposal to meet these challenges.


                Digital technology is delivering insights?
                that were previously unavailable and driving?demand for smart, sustainable solutions.?As the will to do better grows, so does?Ecolab’s ability to accelerate positive change?for our customers. We help companies in a?wide range of industries deliver clean water,?safe food, abundant energy and healthy?environments, sustainably.


                Now is the time to make a difference.?
                Together, we drive the progress the?world needs.

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                2018 Sustainability Report Sections

                2018 Corporate Sustainability Report ADM facility image
                Driving customer impact
                Sustainability goals advance business gains
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                impact Through Stewardship
                Partnerships for positive change
                2018 Corporate Sustainability Report Ecolab operations Nalco Water University
                How we lead
                Building on our progress everywhere, every day
                Doug Baker
                A Letter from our Chairman and CEO

                "We all must work together to make the most of this opportunity. If we seize it now, we can build an economy that offers sustainable growth for all without creating additional harm to our planet."

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                Our Impact

                In 2018, we helped our customers:

                2018 Corporate Sustainability Report clean water pillar image
                Clean Water

                Conserve?more than?188 billion?gallons of water

                Manage 1.1 trillion gallons (4.2 trillion liters) of process and potable water

                Conserve drinking?water for more than 650 million?people

                And we are working to help our customers save 300 billion gallons of water annually by 2030

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                Safe Food

                Safely produce?44%?of the global?milk supply

                Safely produce?more than?25%?
                of the world’s?processed food

                Support clean?kitchens, serving?45 billion restaurant meals

                And we work to?help customers?prevent more than?1 million?foodborne illnesses?each year

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                Abundant Energy

                Conserve?more than?19 trillion?BTUs

                Reduce the water and energy footprint of 40% of the world’s petroleum production

                Generate?more than?20%?of
                the world’s?power

                And we aim to?reduce CO2e by?10%?in
                our own?operations?by 2020

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                Healthy Environments

                Clean more than 40 billion hands

                Delight guests with more than
                800 million clean hotel rooms

                Clean 6 million hospital?and long-term care patient rooms

                And we work to help hospitals reduce the risk of HAIs for as many as 10,000 people

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                Measuring Our Impact

                Through our patented eROISM approach,?we measure the economic, operational?and environmental impact of our?solutions for our customers.

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                Sustainable Development Goals
                Supporting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

                Ecolab is committed to partnerships and programs that fulfill the?United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – in particular,?Goal 6, to ensure the availability and sustainable management of?water and sanitation for all.

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