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Ecolab Receives 2011 Green Excellence in Partnership Award

October 31, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab was recognized for its commitment to the environment by The Coalition for Government Procurement, which presented the company with the 2011 Green Excellence in Partnership Award. The award, given annually to government contractors that demonstrate exceptional commitment to the environment, was presented Oct. 26 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

"We are honored to be recognized by The Coalition for Government Procurement for our work to provide the federal government with sustainable product and service solutions," said Scott Hietpas, vice president of Government Sales. "Sustainability is a core value within our purpose to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier."

The Excellence in Partnership Awards were developed 12 years ago by The Coalition for Government Procurement to promote partnership between industry and government, and to honor the individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the procurement system while providing best-value to the taxpayer. The Green Excellence in Partnership Award, one of 13 award categories in 2011, recognizes government contractors that utilize environmentally friendly products and services or manufacturing and operating procedures.

The Coalition for Government Procurement was founded in 1979 to advocate a common sense approach to government contracting. It is the only organization in the United States specifically representing the well being of government contractors whose contracts are administered by the General Services Administration (GSA), regardless of the industry or size of the company. For more information on The Coalition for Government Procurement, visit www.thecgp.org

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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