Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets. The Company offers water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. The Company delivers 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. The cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services, and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors. The Company�s chemicals and technologies are used in water treatment, pollution control, energy conservation, oil production and refining, steelmaking, papermaking and other industrial processes.