A military family outside of their home

The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, also known as the Minnesota National Guard, has recognized Ecolab as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company for its support of service members, veterans and their families, during an event at the company’s headquarters in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program to help establish a network within a company to support employee service members, veterans and military families. To earn the designation, companies must implement an action plan demonstrating their commitment to recruiting, hiring and training service members and veterans, employee and community outreach, and support for service members and military families.

“We have great respect for those who serve our country in the military and understand the sacrifices that may come with this commitment,” says Ecolab chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “We are honored to be recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company.”

Ecolab has more than 1,200 active-duty service member and veteran employees in the U.S., and has several programs that help support service members and military families.

“We are so grateful for the commitment Ecolab has made to ensure those who served our country feel supported and honored in the workplace,” says Annette Kuyper, director of military outreach, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs. “Ecolab is leading the way for other companies to do the same.”