Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Creating More Inclusive Communities

Creating More Inclusive Communities

As a global leader, we believe we have a responsibility to advance equity – both within our organization and in the communities where we live and work. We’re leveraging our leadership position to exemplify how to listen and act on behalf of communities who have historically been left out. We work to:

  • Collaborate with external partners and community leaders to educate ourselves about relevant social and civic issues
  • Steer our suppliers toward equitable practices, and lobby governments for reform
  • Fund initiatives within communities to make change real at a local level
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Harnessing the Power of Connection – Our Path to an Inclusive Future

Dexter Davis, Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, speaks about the role that everyone plays in inclusion, not only those with inclusion in their title.

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How Ecolab is Advancing Pay Equity

Pay equity is a core, fundamental commitment at Ecolab.

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Supporting Communities

We support programs and initiatives that protect people and nature and have a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.

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Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

Ecolab is committed to supporting associates of differing abilities and in caretaking roles.

Supporting a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workforce with Opportunities for All

Supporting a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workforce with Opportunities for All

We Continue To Take Steps To Promote Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion in Our Organization By:

  • Setting ambitious goals and reviewing our progress monthly
  • Continuing to provide equal pay across gender and race for associates who undertake the same work, at the same level, and with the same performance and experience
  • Integrating diversity and inclusion practices, training and diagnostics throughout all of our people processes, from talent selection to leadership development
  • Supporting a vibrant community of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to connect engaged, emerging leaders with professional development opportunities
  • Embedding DE&I best practices in training for all of our people managers, providing support and guidance for interviewing and selecting candidates

Ecolab is committed to transparency and has chosen to publicly share our Employer Information Report (EEO-1) – a compliance survey mandated by U.S. federal statute and submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. View the 2022 EEO-1 Report under the "Equal Employment Opportunities" section of our Policies & Positions page.

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The Black Leaders Forum (BLF) is an internal group founded in 2017 that prioritizes open and honest dialogue with top leaders to create a supportive community that develops emerging AA/African leaders.

Comprised of more than 30 director and executive-level associates of AA/African descent, the Forum has created an impactful mentorship program which pairs BLF executives with high potential AA/African associates aspiring to grow into leadership positions.

Since its launch, program participation has increased by 60% resulting in an increase in the number of AA/African associates in our leadership pipeline.

2022 Milestones and Achievements


Increase in female
and BIPOC* executives
since 2018


Of all new management-level
hires globally
were women


 Of all new management-level
hires in the U.S.
were people of color

> 33%

Of global workforce
have participated in
Allyship in Action training course


 Increase in
spend with diverse
suppliers since 2020

5 Years

Of partnership and progress
with our Executive Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion Council

* BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color 

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2021 Employee Data

We are committed to improving diversity among our employees at all levels, including among management and leadership positions.

Global Gender Diversity

2022 Representation

DE&I progress pie chart

All Global Employees

  • 70.7% Men
  • 27.6% Women
  • 1.7% Not Specified
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Global Management Employees

  • 73.2% Men
  • 26.5% Women
  • 0.3% Not Specified

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.

2022 Representation

DE&I progress pie chart

All U.S. Employees

  • 66.5% White
  • 31.4% BIPOC
  • 21.5% Not Specified
DE&I progress pie chart

U.S. Management Employees

  • 79.0% White
  • 19.5% BIPOC
  • 1.5% Not Specified