In 2018, Ecolab published their 12th annual sustainability report. Among other globally leading sustainability statistics, Ecolab reported that they helped conserve 188 billion gallons of water, which is the equivalent of 650 million people drinking needs.
First off, here’s a little bit about Ecolab
Ecolab is a US based company with over three million customer locations, they specialize in water, hygiene and energy technologies. Around the world, customers in food service, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe and operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals. In 2018 alone, Ecolab has assisted companies at three million different locations from all across the world.
Now, what does Ecolab do?
Ecolab has helped conserve 188 billion gallons of water, which is the equivalent of 650 million people drinking needs. Ecolab’s goal is to save 300 billion gallons of water by 2030, which equates to the water needs of one billion people! Ecolab is also responsible for avoiding 2.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gases and helping to eliminate 54 million pounds of waste. As a global leader in water, Ecolab is working very hard to help reduce water withdrawals by 25% and greenhouse gases by 10% by 2020! They have also been attempting to cut down the risk of Legionella bacteria, which is a fancy term for parasites that are found in freshwater and can cause pneumonia. This company has managed to be so successful because of their work with their customers and through dedicated projects in communities all across the world.
How can you join Ecolab’s movement?
There are simple ways for us everyday person to help, such as turning off the water when brushing your teeth, face and washing dishes. Also doing laundry at off times of the day, the most popular time is between 4pm-9pm so switching up and doing it at a different time will actually save energy and money. Additionally, 90% of energy used by washing machines simply heat up water, so switching to cold water will help tremendously! Creating an everlasting change is not something that can be done overnight, but incremental, everyday steps can help to save our earth’s resources.
Learn more about Ecolab’s sustainability efforts, here.