Ecolab Chairman Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

October 13, 2021 Ecolab Chairman Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

Douglas M. Baker Jr., chairman and former CEO of Ecolab Inc., has been named the recipient of the Corporate Eco Forum’s (CEF) 2021 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership.

CEF’s annual award recognizes business leaders for exemplifying the connection between sustainability, innovation, and long-term business success in the international marketplace. Under Baker’s leadership as CEO from 2004-2021, Ecolab more than tripled its net sales, while increasing its focus on sustainability, water management, and carbon reduction.

“Doug has always been a visionary leader, putting sustainability at the heart of his company’s growth strategy,” said P.J. Simmons., CEF chair and co-founder. “He truly exemplifies the principles C.K. Prahalad espoused and offers an inspiring example of how to lead a company during these tumultuous times.”

About Ecolab
With annual sales of US$12 billion and more than 44,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. specializes in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety, and infection prevention products and services in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit