Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) is a provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. The company provides comprehensive programs and services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets. It offers a range of solutions and services such as cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services, and equipment maintenance and repair services. These services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, government and education, hospitality, healthcare, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors. Ecolab’s chemicals and technologies are also used in water treatment, pollution control, energy conservation, oil production and refining, steelmaking, papermaking, mining and other industrial processes. The company operates its business through affiliates and subsidiaries spread across Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), the US, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada. Ecolab is headquartered at St. Paul, Minnesota the US.