Ecolab Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Eighth Consecutive Year

Fortune ranks company first in the chemicals industry

February 02, 2022
Ecolab scientist in a lab coat

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Feb. 2, 2022 – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for an eighth consecutive year, ranking first in the chemicals industry on the 2022 list.

Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies recognition is based on nine criteria of corporate reputation, from people management and innovation to social responsibility and global competitiveness. Within the chemicals industry, Ecolab ranked first in five criteria, including social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and use of corporate assets.

To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Fortune and partner Korn Ferry asked executives, directors and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry. A total of 640 companies from 28 countries were evaluated. For more information on the 2022 World's Most Admired Companies list, visit


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