Ecolab, Inc.

Ecolab, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Ecolab, Inc. specializes in water treatment, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions. It also offers consulting for hospitality, manufacturing, laundry, and healthcare businesses, among others. It works to solve operational challenges in essentially any industry that uses water and sanitation and aims to reduce the environmental impact of doing so.

Ticker: ECL

Humankind Value: $122.3 B

Revenue: $14.4 B

Market Cap: $48.5 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Ecolab creates the most positive value in Sanitation ($81.1 B), Hygienic Products ($82.2 B), and Crop Production ($8.8 B). With respect to Sanitation, Ecolab is our top company. It is also one of the top ten companies for Hygienic Products out of the companies we analyzed. Ecolab can improve its Humankind Value with reductions in Greenhouse Gases (-$38.8 B) and Air Pollution (-$13.5 B). Its direct business activities are responsible for its impact on Hygienic products, Sanitation, Greenhouse Gases, and Air Pollution. Crop Production is mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships.

How the Humankind Value Methodology Drives the Rankings

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