Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies
and services, has received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award for
excellence in greenhouse gas management. The award, co-sponsored by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizes Ecolab for
publicly reporting and verifying corporate greenhouse gas inventories
and achieving aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
"We are serious about the efficiency of our internal operations from
both an environmental and an operational perspective. We set meaningful
reduction goals, measure progress and are transparent in our reporting,"
said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab vice president, Corporate Sustainability.
"The Climate Leadership Award recognizes our commitment to minimizing
our environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout
The EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership co-sponsors the Climate
Leadership Awards with three partners: Association of Climate Change
Officers (ACCO), Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The
Climate Registry (TCR). The national awards program recognizes and
encourages exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership
in response to climate change.
"Ecolab has made great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,"
said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of
Air and Radiation. "Their commitment to reducing carbon pollution
demonstrates that efforts to address climate change are repaid by saving
money and energy, while supporting more livable and resilient
communities, and a healthier, better protected environment."
"The Climate Registry joins EPA and our partners in congratulating
Ecolab for achieving a 2014 Climate Leadership Award," said David
Rosenheim, executive director of The Registry. "Ecolab's
results-oriented commitment to mitigating climate change demonstrates
the value of measuring and reducing carbon and paves the way to a more
This award recognizes Ecolab for achieving an absolute global greenhouse
gas emissions reduction of more than 12.5 percent (22.4 percent
intensity reduction). Ecolab achieved these emission reductions through
the procurement of more efficient vehicles; installation of building
automation system technology, including device and network controllers,
damper motors and heating valves; and the application of its
customer-oriented "Create & Maintain Value" program to Ecolab owned and
"While we are proud of our progress, we strive for continual improvement
of our internal footprint," said Tenuta. "In 2013, we set new corporate
environmental reduction trgets for energy, emissions, water, waste and
wastewater. Using 2012 metrics as an operational baseline, we have set a
goal to achieve a five percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions, a 10 percent reduction in water use and wastewater discharge,
and a 10 percent reduction in solid waste, measured by intensity per
million dollars in sales over the course of five years."
For more information on the Climate Leadership Awards, visit www.epa.gov/climateleadership/awards.
About EcolabA 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 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 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.
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About the Sponsoring OrganizationsU.S. EPA's Center for
Corporate Climate LeadershipEPA's Climate Protection
Partnerships Division is committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs)
through cost-effective partnerships to advance clean energy and energy
efficiency across the U.S. economy. As part of this commitment, EPA's
Center for Corporate Climate Leadership was launched in 2012 to
establish norms of corporate climate leadership by encouraging companies
just starting out to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission
reductions, while helping more advanced companies drive innovations in
reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.
The Center serves as a resource center, providing ground-tested guidance
and tools, educational resources, and opportunities for information
sharing and a platform for peer exchange, to help all organizations in
GHG management. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate,
organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change
by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards and serves as the Climate
Leadership Conference headline sponsor.
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit membership organization that defines, develops and supports
the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective
organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and
opportunities. An industry leader in producing education and training
events for climate change and sustainability professionals, ACCO's
members include a broad range of organizations and executives in
industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations worldwide.
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an
independent non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting strong
policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate
change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew
Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States
and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. C2ES
is a 501(c)(3) organization led by Eileen Claussen, who previously led
the Pew Center and is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
The Climate Registry (TCR) provides organizations with hands-on,
personalized service and resources to help them measure, verify, report,
and manage their GHG emissions in a publicly transparent and credible
way. The Registry was established in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) by U.S. states
and Canadian provinces to serve as participating jurisdictions'
voluntary GHG registry, and today is governed by a Board of Directors
comprised of senior officials from 59 North American states, provinces,
and territories. A community of more than 350 member organizations uses
The Registry's services to measure and manage their emissions, as well
as share policy information and best practices in carbon management.
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