Ecolab To Receive Corporate Sustainability Award
On January 10, the World Environment Center (WEC) announced that Ecolab will receive its 34th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The WEC selected Ecolab to receive the award for its initiatives to promote global water conservation, its sustainability commitments and partnerships, and its integration of sustainability within innovation processes.
In summarizing the decision to recognize Ecolab, Gold Medal Jury Chair Katherine Sierra of The Brookings Institution stated, “On behalf of the independent jury members, I extend my sincere congratulations to Ecolab for its thoughtful approach to sustainability and social impact. Ecolab demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability across its organization, to its customers through innovative products, technologies and solutions.”
“We’re honored by this recognition and proud of the work we do to help our customers grow their businesses and achieve their sustainability goals,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr., who will accept the Gold Medal Award during a ceremony on Thursday, May 17, in Washington, D.C. “Our global team is dedicated to delivering our purpose: to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, protecting people and vital resources.”
The World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development was established in 1985 to recognize significant industry initiatives in global environmental excellence and sustainable development. Recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award are: HP Inc. (2017), CH2M (2016), SC Johnson (2015), Unilever (2013), IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Walmart (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009), and Marks & Spencer (2008).
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