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.
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
More than 9,300 people (unique volunteers)
5.3 million value of volunteer hours