Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Creating More Inclusive Communities

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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Driving DE&I Through Courageous Conversations

Hear from Tina Grant, Human Resources Director, on advancing allyship through conversation.

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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 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

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 2020 EEO-1 Report under the "Equal Employment Opportunities" section of our Policies & Positions page.

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Building an inclusive environment with strong allyship for women in the workplace is a business imperative for Ecolab. Women play a critical role in how we cultivate a truly diverse and inclusive culture, and we know we cannot succeed without their voices, perspective and leadership.

In 2021, we again held a Day of Understanding event with a focus on women at work, gender equality, allyship and inclusion. The event drew more than 8,500 participants to a town hall with more than 3,500 to breakout sessions.

Ecolab is committed to increasing gender diversity at all levels of the organization, and the company sets targets for every team in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion. By enhancing our approach, Ecolab made strong progress toward its goals in 2021. At Ecolab, we understand that it’s critical to continue to develop the leadership pipeline for women, particularly women of color, if we’re going to realize significant gains toward building a truly equitable and inclusive workplace for women.

2021 Milestones and Achievements


Increase in female
and BIPOC* executives
since 2016


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 year-over-year
spend with
diverse suppliers

4 Years

Of partnership and progress
with our Executive Diversity
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

2021 Representation

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All Global Employees
  • 71.5% Men
  • 27.8% Women
  • 0.7% Not Specified
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Global Management Employees
  • 74.3% Men
  • 25.5% Women
  • 0.2% Not Specified

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.

2021 Representation

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All U.S. Employees
  • 68.7% White
  • 28.9% BIPOC
  • 2.4% Not Specified
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U.S. Management Employees
  • 79.8% White
  • 18.8% BIPOC
  • 1.4% Not Specified