Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Our culture of inclusion and belonging is focused on supporting and engaging our associates to reach their full potential. We seek to foster a culture of belonging that reflects our longstanding value of collaborating to include diverse perspectives that challenge ourselves to reach our goals and do what’s right.


Supporting a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workforce with Opportunities for All

Supporting a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workforce with Opportunities for All

Purposefully investing in a thriving culture that honors inclusion and belonging is essential to being a purpose-driven company. As such, we strive to advance our organization by:

  • More closely reflecting the communities we serve by expanding applicant pools and talent pipelines to attract, develop and retain a diverse range of talent in management roles
  • Providing individuals equal access to leadership opportunities irrespective of gender, ethnicity or background
  • Fostering a culture of inclusivity and belonging through employee resource groups for employees of all backgrounds
  • Investing in processes and systems that deliver transparency

As a component of our 2030 Impact, we aspire to increase management-level gender diversity to 35% and ethnic/racial diversity to 25%, as we seek to have equitable representation of the U.S. workforce at all levels for our industry.

Ecolab is committed to transparency and has chosen to publicly share our Employer Information Report (EEO-1) – a compliance survey mandated by U.S. federal statute and submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. View the latest EEO-1 Report under the “Equal Employment Opportunities” section of our Policies & Positions page.


Ecolab associates participating in the 2023 Strategic Employee Resource Group Leadership Summit

Doubling Down on the Impact of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How do organizations continue to fuel innovation and drive growth?

Regardless of industry or sector, this question is always top of mind as organizations strive to deliver value for their customers through new ideas, products and processes. And there is always one common denominator for success: People. More specifically, a highly-engaged, high-performing team with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

This vital topic was at the heart of the 2023 Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Summit organized by the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business’ Center for Effective Organizations hosted by presenting sponsor, Ecolab. Together, nearly 200 ERG leaders and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) professionals from more than 50 U.S. companies explored the pivotal role of ERGs in driving innovation and fostering growth.


2023 Milestones


28%

Of management-level
associates identified
as female


20%

Of management-level
associates identified
as people of color  


39%

Of all new management-level
hires globally
were women


27%

Of all new management-level
hires in the U.S.
were people of color 


Nearly 40%

Of global workforce
completed an Allyship in Action
training course 


26%

Increase in spend
with diverse suppliers
year-over-year


* BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color 

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2021 Employee Data

We are committed to improving diversity among our employees at all levels, including among management and leadership positions.


Global Gender Diversity

2023 Representation

Chart showing 2023 Global Gender Diversity Total Global representation

Total Global Employees

  • 70.9% Men
  • 28.2% Women
  • 0.9% Not Specified
Chart showing 2023 Global Gender Diversity Global Management representation

Global Management Employees

  • 72.1% Men
  • 27.6% Women
  • 0.3% Not Specified


Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.

2023 Representation

Chart showing 2023 Racial and Ethnic Diversity US Management representation

U.S. Management Employees

  • 78.5% White
  • 7.9% Asian
  • 6.3% Hispanic or Latino
  • 3.8% Black or African American
  • 1.7% Not Specified
  • 1.4% Two or More Races
  • 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Chart showing 2023 Racial and Ethnic Diversity Total US representation

Total U.S. Employees

  • 65.2% White
  • 13.3% Hispanic or Latino
  • 11.9% Black or African American
  • 4.6% Asian
  • 2.1% Two or More Races
  • 1.9% Not Specified
  • 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander