ST. PAUL, Minn. – Feb. 1, 2021 – For the seventh consecutive year, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies recognition is based on nine criteria of corporate reputation, from investment value and quality of management and products, to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.
Within the chemicals industry, Ecolab ranked second overall and first in five criteria, including social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and use of corporate assets.
Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is based on responses from thousands of survey participants, including executives, directors and analysts. The survey included a total of 670 companies from 30 countries. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed as a World’s Most Admired Company.
The full list of the 2021 World's Most Admired Companies is available at Fortune.com.