We believe the success of our employees and the success of our company go hand-in-hand. Ecolab’s ability to attract and retain the world’s most capable talent, while deepening our relationship with existing employees, is critical to managing our operations efficiently and effectively and delivering innovative solutions for customers. We invest in professional training and development, help our employees create personal plans to achieve their career goals and conduct regular employee engagement surveys.
We believe in a 70-20-10 model for learning and development, with 70% of learning taking place on the job; 20% occurring with role models, coaches, mentors, job shadowing and formal feedback mechanisms; and 10% through formal training.
We host an annual Ecolab Development Week to provide practice-oriented workshops to upgrade employee skills and advance career development. Over half our global workforce participates in Development Week programs.
Ecolab also supports Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to foster employee development and connections and provide programs for formal coaching, mentoring and 1:1 career development opportunities. Ecolab’s 11 ERGs hosted over 300 events across 70+ global chapters in 2020, with topics ranging from professional and personal development, diversity, equity and inclusion, healing and self-care and perspectives from senior leaders.
The mission of the Asian Community at Ecolab (ACE) is to strengthen the company’s business by fostering active engagement among Asian affiliated associates, the company, our customers and the community. This is accomplished through professional development, cultural linkage, diverse talent recruitment and retention, and customer and community engagement.
ACE aims to:
BRIDGES is focused on generational understanding, advocacy and leadership of high-performing teams across generations of Ecolab associates, business partners and community partners. Its mission is to promote generational understanding as it relates to work and management style, rewards/recognition, workplace etiquette, communication style, development needs, recruiting and retention and knowledge transfer.
BRIDGES’s objectives are to:
CONNECT brings together young professionals across business units and functions through networking, career development events and community service projects. CONNECT reaches out to new hires with the goal of easing the transition into Ecolab and helping lay the foundation for a successful and fulfilling career.
CONNECT’s goals are to:
Disability Ability Wellbeing Network (DAWN) supports Ecolab’s growth by creating an inclusive culture for the advancement of associates with differing abilities and in care-taking roles, thereby improving the communities in which we work and live.
DAWN aims to:
E3 is a global Ecolab leadership development network that serves to foster a community that supports the company’s recruitment, development and retention of female talent. The women and men active in E3 help create a positive climate for change and advocate for an inclusive culture for all Ecolab employees. E3’s mission is to empower, engage and energize the company to measurably accelerate the advancement of women leaders to help drive business growth. Membership benefits include leadership opportunities, formal mentoring, networking and professional development.
EcoEssence provides thought leadership on issues that are important to all associates, but specifically those of African and African American descent. This group of progressive leaders is committed to enhancing Ecolab’s world class organizational status by positively influencing the recruitment, development and retention of African and African American associates
EcoEssence aims to:
EcoMondo provides an inclusive international business and social network open to Ecolab associates with international interests. Its mission is to support Ecolab’s growth through the integration and development of global talent and the promotion of cultural diversity and global talent mobility.
EcoMondo enhances associate global capabilities through:
In addition, EcoMondo partners with internationally focused external organizations that provide additional education and networking opportunities for our members.
Hispanics & Advocates Collaborating at Ecolab for Results (HACER) provides advocacy and leadership to encourage the growth and development of all Ecolab associates and business partners, particularly those of Hispanic/Latino descent. HACER supports Ecolab’s business growth, particularly within the Hispanic/Latino segment.
HACER’s goals are to:
The mission of the Military Employee Resource Group at Ecolab (MERGE) is to provide awareness, support and leadership within Ecolab for veterans, those currently serving, those impacted by military service and supporters. MERGE’s purpose is to foster a military-friendly sense of community and appreciation within Ecolab and our local communities.
MERGE aims to:
PLAN is a group of administrative support professionals within Ecolab, whose mission is to connect administrative and support professionals with quality learning and experiential opportunities to develop the tools, skills and relationships needed to PLAN and succeed.
Programs and resources for PLAN members include:
PRIDE is an organization for Ecolab associates who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Its mission is to offer support and visibility within and beyond Ecolab and provide an official point of contact between its members and Ecolab, including external LGBTQ+ organizations.
PRIDE’s goals are to: