Employee-Led ‘Global Sustainability Network’ to Accelerate Ecolab’s Environmental Impact

April 22, 2022

Sustainability is core to Ecolab’s culture. Every day, our 47,000 associates look for ways to solve our world’s greatest water, food, health and climate challenges with our customers and in our own operations. So, when associates around the world began imagining ways to help Ecolab amplify its positive impact on the planet, they knew harnessing their shared passion could have a big effect. 

That’s why this Earth Day, Ecolab’s associates are launching the Global Sustainability Network (GSN), a new employee-led community group that will work to accelerate Ecolab’s growth and impact through education, communication and collaboration on environmental sustainability issues. The group will embody the idea that in order to create a healthier, more sustainable world, we’ll need to work together more closely than ever before.


"We have now reached a point in our evolution as a trusted sustainability leader, that the work we have in front of us over the next decade can no longer fall on the shoulders of the vital few. We are expanding opportunities to drive change to all associates to help us on the journey we are on."


Emilio Tenuta
Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer

“We have made tremendous progress toward our 2030 Impact Goals,” said Ecolab Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Sustainability Network Executive Sponsor Emilio Tenuta. “But we have now reached a point in our evolution as a trusted sustainability leader, that the work we have in front of us over the next decade can no longer fall on the shoulders of the vital few. We are expanding opportunities to drive change to all associates to help us on the journey we are on. Being able to engage Ecolab associates, build awareness and provide education on the latest sustainability trends demonstrate how each and every employee can have a direct impact on sustainability through their work.”

The Global Sustainability Network welcomes Ecolab associates across the world and has over 550 founding members.

“I am very energized by the many questions I receive from colleagues around the world asking what they can do to help us achieve our ambitious goals,” said Sam de Boo, Executive Vice President and President of Global Markets and Global Sustainability Network Executive Sponsor. “I think that is a great illustration for the transformation we as a company are undergoing, that associates from all throughout the organization see the challenge climate change presents and want to contribute.”

With more than 25,000 sales-and-service associates servicing nearly 3 million customer locations in 170 countries across the global, Ecolab associates are helping make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, protecting people, planet and business health. The new Global Sustainability Network will continue that momentum, helping Ecolab in its aim to deliver a more sustainable future for everyone.

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