MINNESOTA - Ecolab Inc., one of the leading companies when it comes to water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has once again landed on the Forbes’ list of America's Best Employers for New Grads. This year, the company has broken the top tier, coming in tenth place of the 2021 list, which was composed of 250 companies. 

This Forbes’ list evaluates and critiques American employers on a number of different criteria, including advancement opportunities, diversity and/or inclusion efforts, salary rates and the overall workplace environment. 

“Thanks to our incredible team, Ecolab takes on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping our customers achieve clean water, safe food and healthy environments,” said Laurie Marsh, Ecolab executive vice president. “We are honored to be recognized as a workplace where new graduates can learn, develop and grow, while making a lasting positive impact on the world.”

Ecolab, which boasts annual sales of $12 billion and more than 44,000 associates, delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized services to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. 

In order to accurately create this list, Forbes created a partnership with Statistica, a company specializing in consumer and market data. From there, the two worked to survey 10,000 Americans who had less than 10 years professional experience working for businesses that had at least 1,000 employees.

Last year, Ecolab was named in the Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc., one of 100 Best Companies by Working Mother and Working Dads, as well as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere for the 15th year in a row.

In addition to their many accolades, Forbes also has recognized Ecolab as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. Ecolab earned a top score on the 2021 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and ranked in the top 10 percent on the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion index last year.