Committed to Safety & Health

Our commitment to safety is steadfast.

Safety Matters at Work and in Life

At Ecolab, safety is personal. It is a state of mind. Every day, our associates integrate safe practices into their work and life. Goal Zero is not only a company goal; it is a personal goal for every one of our associates because safety matters to each of us.

In 2015, we reduced our Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR), the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 workers, from 1.55 to 1.42, and we reduced our Total Vehicle Accident Rate (TVAR), the number of vehicle accidents per million miles driven, from 3.09 to 3.06.

Our commitment is supported by an engaged executive safety leadership council, active safety leadership councils in all regions and large markets and a Board of Directors safety, health and environment committee.

Training & Education

Education and training are core components of our strategy to ensure safety is everyone's top priority. We engage our associates in proven programs and processes that improve personal safety. Our leadership practices encourage transparency at every level of our organization. This intentional approach results in continuous improvement of our safety performance.

Mitigating Risks

We track our performance on a range of leading and lagging safety indicators. A monthly assessment of our global safety dashboard data helps us identify underlying and potential risks, focus on areas of greatest need and measure the effectiveness of our safety programs.

Our proactive approach to risk identification enhances our comprehensive safety program and improves results. Through safety observations and audits, we identify, assess and address risks at our locations and customer facilities. In 2015, we recorded more than 82,000 safety observations globally, surpassing our goal of 64,000. We also completed 390 safety audits in 2015, an increase of more than 35 percent compared to 2014.


Global Safety, Health and Environment Position
April 30, 2013

Global Safety, Health and Environment Position

Guided by Our Principles, Ecolab is committed to excellence in safety, health and environmental (SH&E)...

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