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  1. 1. one Ecolab 2001 Annual Report
  2. 2. onecompany onewor ld One thing is clear: When it comes to delivering premium commercial cleaning and sanitizing solutions on a truly global basis, Ecolab is the one. No other company comes close to rivaling our worldwide reach or the extraordinary breadth of products, systems and services we offer. We meet the varied and specialized needs of thousands of diverse businesses and institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East – the list of countries in which we do business reads like an atlas. In 2001, we took decisive actions to ensure that Ecolab remains No. 1 in the world for many years to come. This report outlines these actions. Ecolab 2001 Annual Report 1
  3. 3. 6 Ecolab 2001 Annual Report onegoal
  4. 4. To e x c e e d c u s t o m e r expectations e v e r y d a y. Dedicated. Passionate. Reliable. The People men and women of Ecolab are your partners in success. Around the globe, we recruit top-notch individuals and train them to be experts in their field. Our people are problem-solvers who never say “never” and always strive for excellence – nothing less. Your business Ecolab 2001 Annual Report is their business, and they are constantly motivated by their No. 1 concern: You. 7
  5. 5. 8 Ecolab 2001 Annual Report oneresul t
  6. 6. per formance Unbeatable t i m e a f t e r t i m e. Powerful. Easy to use. Safer for employees. Products Ecolab products and systems are all these things and more. We combine the industry’s most advanced chemistry with cutting-edge dispensing technology. What you get are offerings that not only meet your every cleaning and sanitizing challenge, but uniquely deserve to be Ecolab 2001 Annual Report called solutions. And you’ll always get results you can count on. Guaranteed. 9
  7. 7. Ecolab 2001 Annual Report 10 onepassi on
  8. 8. Creating entirely new concepts o f c l e a n. Ingenious. Insightful. Innovative. Research and Development Ecolab’s research, development and engineering experts imagine the possibilities and make them a reality. Never content with the status quo, we strive for constant improvement, so far earning nearly 2,600 patents world- wide. And we boast the industry’s most Ecolab 2001 Annual Report sophisticated R&D facilities – where breakthroughs happen every day. 11
  9. 9. Ecolab 2001 Annual Report 12 onepromi se
  10. 10. Expert service whenever y o u c a l l. Repairs. Training. Support. The word Service “service” encompasses many things. Only Ecolab does it all. Our skilled field associates are fast, professional and trustworthy. They troubleshoot problems and fix them on the spot. They teach your employees to properly use our products and systems. They do Ecolab 2001 Annual Report whatever it takes to keep your business running smoothly – and nobody does it better. 13
  11. 11. Ecolab 2001 Annual Report 14 onevi sion
  12. 12. Tools to keep y o u c o n n e c t e d. Indispensable. State-of-the-art. Technolog y Exciting. Ecolab is taking cleaning and sanitation into the realm of high technology. From hardware to software and everything in-between, we’re putting the most revolutionary new business tools into the hands of our associates and customers. We’re Ecolab 2001 Annual Report improving results and increasing efficiency. It’s our competitive edge – and your secret advantage. 15