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Climate Leadership

Climate change must be treated with the urgency it demands, and we are committed to leading the way while supporting others who are doing their part. As we focus on moving faster together to build a positive future, that means turning net zero commitments into results.

Advancing Our Resilience to Climate Change

For more than 100 years, Ecolab has been helping customers achieve their business and hygiene goals in a more sustainable way. That result is achieved today through solutions that reduce customer water and energy use, and therefore greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our customers, communities and the planet through our continuous efforts to reduce GHG emissions in our own and our customers’ operations.

Our Science-based Goals

Operational Emissions
Halve absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, from a 2018 base year.

Value Chain Emissions
Collaborate with suppliers to reduce absolute Scope 3 emissions by 25% from a 2022 base year across a portion of purchased goods and services, fuel- and energy-related activities, upstream transportation and distribution, and use of sold products.

Customers’ Emissions
Help customers along their decarbonization journeys by collectively avoiding 6 million metric tons of GHG emissions by 2030, preventing nearly 10 million pollution-related illnesses.

Net-Zero Emissions
Reach net-zero emissions across our value chain while reducing absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 90% by by 2050. (Scope 1 and 2 from a 2018 base year; Scope 3 from a 2022 base year.)

View Our 2030 Positive Impact

Making Measurable Progress Toward a Net-Zero Future

To meet our ambitious operational goals, we use a combination of tactics supported by science-based strategies. This means:

  • Continuing to develop innovative programs that reduce water and energy use for our customers 
  • Increasing energy efficiency within our manufacturing and business operations 
  • Using renewable electricity sources
  • Electrifying our fleet of service vehicles
  • Uniting with external partners on nature-based solutions to combat climate change and water scarcity

2023 Milestones and Achievements


Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions,
from 2018 base year 


Of our electric power came
from renewable sources

3.8 million

Metric tons of GHG emissions avoided through use of Ecolab solutions and services at customer sites

Our Commitments and Partnerships

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UN Faster Forward initiative

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The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)