Ecolab Reaches Second in Latest Newsweek Green Rankings

2017 marks the fourth consecutive year on the top 10 list of U.S. companies

December 18, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the fourth consecutive year, Ecolab has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices by Newsweek, which ranked the company second on its 2017 list of the greenest companies in the U.S.

“It is an honor to again be recognized by Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings,” said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab vice president of Corporate Sustainability. “Our commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably is core to our culture, and demonstrated both within our own operations and at the more than one million customer locations we serve throughout the world.”

Ecolab’s Green Score ranked second on the 2017 U.S. 500 Green Rankings list. In 2016, Ecolab placed sixth on the U.S. 500 and 13th on Global 500 Green Rankings lists.

Newsweek’s Green Rankings is an assessment of the sustainability performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the 500 largest publicly traded companies globally by revenue. Newsweek partnered with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor to measure companies using eight key environmental performance indicators, including energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission, water use and waste.

For more information on the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings, visit

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at


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