Ecolab Ranks First in Industry on 2023 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, No. 14 Overall

2023 marks Ecolab’s tenth consecutive year in the top 15. 

October 18, 2023
Graphic showing Ecolab’s inclusion on 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2023 Ranking

Ecolab, Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has again been named to the 3BL 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, ranking first in the materials industry and 14th overall in 2023. The ranking recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

“For 100 years, Ecolab’s associates have been protecting what's vital to make the world safer, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable,” said Christophe Beck, chairman and CEO, Ecolab. “We are proud to lead our industry and be recognized for advancing corporate responsibility and sustainable growth.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 184 ESG factors in seven pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.

Using a methodology developed by 3BL, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services.

To compile the ranking, corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Data and information used in the 2023 edition of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking was collected between July 2022 to July 2023.

“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decisive decade requires all companies to truly embed ESG issues into the core of their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL. “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2023 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics. They are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”

Operating sustainably is core to Ecolab’s purpose to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier. The company is working to achieve ambitious sustainability goals by 2030 focused on its workforce, workplace, community, marketplace and the environment. Learn more about Ecolab’s 2030 Impact Goals and its commitment to corporate responsibility.

More information about the 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2023 ranking and methodology is available at


About Ecolab

A trusted partner for millions of customers, Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) is a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life. Building on a century of innovation, Ecolab has annual sales of $14 billion, employs more than 47,000 associates and operates in more than 170 countries around the world. The company delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, and optimize water and energy use. Ecolab’s innovative solutions improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, life sciences, hospitality and industrial markets.

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