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Employee Giving and Volunteerism

Contributing to our communities has long been an important part of Ecolab’s goal of helping to make the world a better place. We support programs that help enrich the lives of our friends and neighbors in the communities where we live and work.

A Long History of Giving

Our strong culture of giving was established early in Ecolab’s history. The Ida C. Koran Trust is a prime example. It was created by Ecolab’s first associate, Ida Koran, who worked for Ecolab for 44 years and left a trust fund to be used to make loans and grants to Ecolab employees and retirees. The Trust provides academic financial assistance for dependent children of Ecolab employees and retirees who seek to broaden their horizons through post-secondary study (undergraduate programs, including trade, technical, vocational or traditional university programs). It also offers financial assistance to employees and retirees who experience an unexpected crisis that causes financial hardship.



Employee Engagement

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Community Giving

Through our giving and match programs, we encourage our global employees to support the unique needs of their communities and to participate in a way that works for each individual. Ecolab provides matching funds through these programs:

  • Individual Volunteer Grants: U.S. employees may request individual volunteer grants to support qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations that they volunteer with in their communities, through our Dollars for Doers and Board Leadership programs.
  • Global Community Giving Program: Donations made by employees via the Ecolab Giving Site are eligible for a match from the Ecolab Foundation.

In 2020, employees demonstrated Ecolab’s strong giving culture by participating in our global Community Giving Program.

3,500 global nonprofit organizations supported 

More than $3 million raised 


Global Volunteering Since 2018:

More than 205,500 hours

More than 700 events

29 countries

More than 9,300 people (unique volunteers)

5.3 million value of volunteer hours