Ecolab Honored by Secretary of Defense

September 3, 2020 Ecolab Honored by Secretary of Defense

Ecolab Inc. has received the 2020 U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Ecolab is one of 15 companies to receive the award in 2020, the highest U.S. government recognition of employers supporting staff serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Only 295 employers have received the distinction since its inception in 1996. Ecolab was recognized for providing a wide range of benefits for military personnel, including pay continuation and time off while on active duty.

“We understand the selfless commitment and sacrifices of our military employees and their families,” said Douglas M. Baker Jr., Ecolab chairman and CEO. “We respect their service and appreciate the diversity our active and retired service members bring to our team. Ecolab is stronger for their unique perspectives, skills and contributions.”

About Ecolab
With annual sales of US$15 billion and more than 50,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. specializes in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety, and infection prevention products and services in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit