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Ecolab Earns International Carbon value Innovative Value Award

June 20, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab Inc. has received an award at the 4th annual World Economic and Environmental Conference in Qingdao, China for its work to reduce carbon emissions, improve carbon efficiency and find new ways to operate in more environmentally responsible ways.

The conference and award selection process were jointly organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Association (IEEPA). It is the first time this award was organized. Ecolab was named an award winner following a comprehensive selection process that consisted of expert committee assessments and public participation.

The "International Carbon-value Innovative Value Award" was presented to Ecolab in recognition of its contributions to policy, management and technological and market innovations that have helped improve carbon efficiency and create value for the manufacturing industry as a whole.

"Ecolab is honored to receive this prestigious international award," said Sam Hsu, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager of Greater China. "Sustainability is core to Ecolab's vision to make the world a cleaner, safer, healthier place. As a company with a strong commitment to sustainability, we are focused on not only improving our own internal operations but also on working with our customers and suppliers to help them conserve resources and operate their businesses more efficiently."

With sales of $6 billion and more than 26,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. More news and information is available at www.ecolab.com.

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Ecolab Inc.
U.S. contact:
Jennifer Kirscher, 651-293-2846
or
China contact:
Wendy Wu, (+86-21) 6237 1000 Ext 105

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