The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Ecolab, through its Foundation, supports "Securing and Restoring Water Sources Around the Globe" of The Nature Conservancy.

Through our Foundation, Ecolab has supported The Nature Conservancy's work in protecting Minnesota's forests, lakes, rivers, wetlands and prairies for 25 years.

Solutions for Life expands our partnership with The Nature Conservancy globally with a commitment of US$2 million over the next three years (through 2017).

Ecolab's funding will support The Nature Conservancy's new and ongoing efforts to protect key lands and waters in Minnesota, strategies to protect water resources in Shanghai, where more than 24 million people depend largely on the Yangtze River for water, and the expansion of efforts in the Monterrey, Mexico metropolitan area to reforest and implement other conservation methods designed to help slow the flow of water upstream from the city.

Read the press release and watch a few of our partnership featured videos below.


Learn about Ecolab's partnership with The Nature Conservancy as part of its Solutions for Life global philanthropic initiative.
Monterrey, Mexico

View this video about Ecolab's partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Mexico, where we proudly support the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM).

Minnesota Headwaters Fund
Ecolab is the first company to contribute to the Minnesota Headwaters Fund of The Nature Conservancy supporting high-impact conservation projects to protect clean water in Minnesota’s lakes and rivers for the benefit of nature, people and business.
Urban Water Blueprint
Through our commitment to The Nature Conservancy, Ecolab is proud to be the lead sponsor of their Urban Water Blueprint:  Mapping conservation solutions to the global water challenge.
Ecolab volunteers, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and Great River Greening, remove invasive plants at Pilot Knob natural area near the Twin Cities, Minnesota. PHOTO CREDIT: Ecolab
Aerial views of the Mississippi River, related lakes, forests and wetlands to the northeast of the Crow Wing County Airport and Brainerd, Minnesota. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Godfrey ©TNC
In honor of World Environment Day, Ecolab employees from Naperville, Illinois, volunteer at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.  PHOTO CREDIT: Ecolab
Ecolab leadership from Shanghai, China visits The Nature Conservancy's Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River, gateway to the East China Sea.  PHOTO CREDIT:  TNC 

With support from the Ecolab Foundation, The Nature Conservancy is working to protect the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Mexico. PHOTO CREDIT ©TNC
Landscape along the Jinsha River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, where The Nature Conservancy is working on freshwater initiatives. PHOTO CREDIT ©TNC