A glove-wearing waiter or busser wipes down a restaurant table with a spray bottle of Sink and Surface Cleaner Sanitizer, a 2-in-1 food contact surface cleaner sanitizer concentrate by Ecolab.

Helping Protect Our Customers, Teams and Communities Against the COVID-19 Virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a top priority around the globe. In 2020, as the pandemic began to accelerate, we recognized the important role that Ecolab would play in helping our customers and teams respond to the challenges that were to come.  

Helping Protect Our Teams

The health and safety of our employees is our top priority and critical for our ability to support our customers and the frontline workers helping combat this global pandemic. To help protect our employees and their families, we’ve established protocols to guide decision-making as we serve our customers and reinforced safe practices such as proper handwashing and social distancing. We supported our associates by:

  • Increasing the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning in our facilities 
  • Enhancing safety at Ecolab and customer sites through rigorous protocols and safety practices 
  • Providing personal protective equipment to essential employees  
  • Requiring those who could work from home to do so  
  • Instituting a pay protection program for employees whose pay was dramatically affected by the pandemic because of reduced customer demand 
  • Expanding healthcare benefits and sick pay provisions 
  • Launching additional family support offerings and resources to help our associates navigate work and home responsibilities


Supporting Our Customers

Our customers count on our products and expertise to protect their employees and keep operations running. This includes hospitals, labs, food and beverage operations, and critical infrastructure like data centers, power plants and water-treatment facilities.

We helped ensure business continuity while protecting the safety of our customers by:

  • Establishing the Ecolab Science Certified™ program, a comprehensive, science-based program that helps deliver a higher level of cleanliness 
  • Accelerating and expanding production of hand sanitizers, surface disinfectants and hand soaps 
  • Providing expert consultation and advice for best practices and solutions and using our advanced remote monitoring and servicing capabilities to effectively support customer operations 
  • Developing comprehensive training programs to help our customers protect their employees and guests and restore safe and profitable operations 
  • Providing solutions to help ensure sterile environments as pharmaceutical manufacturers worked to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

Ecolab offers one of the broadest product portfolios proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, including hospital disinfectants and food-contact sanitizers.

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Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer
The 1st registered by the EPA to kill the virus in 15 seconds.
Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant

The 1st EPA-registered disinfectant to kill the virus when used with electrostatic spray technology.

Bioquell machine decontaminates N95 masks
Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Systems

Approved by the FDA to decontaminate N95 respirators.

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AdvaCare™ Disinfectant

The 1st laundry disinfectant and oxidizer to receive EPA approval as effective against the virus.

Serving Our Communities 

Ecolab also helped support communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through product donations and other initiatives by:

  • Contributing to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and Change is On the Menu campaign. The national efforts assisted restaurant workers from all backgrounds with both financial aid and the training and education they need to get their jobs and careers back on track. 
  • Donating $11 million in critical cleaning, sanitizing and public health products to support worldwide relief efforts.
  • Providing $5 million in grant funding to organizations that provided COVID-19 relief and supported basic needs.