ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc., a global leader in hygiene and infection prevention
solutions, recently shipped more than 6,600 cases of needed cleaning,
sanitizing and infection prevention products to aid medical personnel
caring for Ebola patients in West Africa. The nine shipments, which
totaled 108 tons, have arrived in West Africa and are now being
distributed to medical personnel in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone to
help prevent further spread of this virus.
"Every day, we work to help keep medical professionals and patients
safe, and health care facilities clean, so we believe it is important
for us to help those tragically affected by this outbreak and the
medical professionals caring for them," said Martha Goldberg Aronson,
Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Healthcare.
Ecolab's manufacturing facilities in Joliet, Ill., Huntington, Ind., and
Manchester, U.K., provided the products for the donation, which included
hand soaps, hand sanitizers and disinfectant cleaners. World Emergency
Relief, a non-profit organization that deploys humanitarian aid
throughout the world, coordinated the shipments and on-the-ground
"We take great pride in supporting the efforts of those courageous
medical workers in West Africa caring for patients suffering from
Ebola," said Kris Taylor, vice president, Community Relations at Ecolab.
"It is our hope that these products will help make a difference in the
control of this outbreak."
In addition to the nine shipments that have arrived in West Africa,
Ecolab is finalizing three additional shipments of cleaning, sanitizing
and infection prevention products to help Ebola efforts in the region.
These shipments will depart from Ecolab's Joliet, Ill., facility in the
"We are grateful to Ecolab for its generous support of the Ebola relief
effort," said Kristy Scott, chief executive officer, World Emergency
Relief. "Hand hygiene and sanitizing products have been in very short
supply in West Africa. This donation will help greatly in the effort to
contain the virus."
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab
(ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and
services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13
billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions
and on-site service to ensure safe food, maintain clean environments,
optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for
customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial
markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab
news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.
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Roman Blahoski, 651-250-4385
Source: Ecolab Inc.
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