WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ecolab, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today.  The announcement was made on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of 200 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.


Ecolab joins five other Fortune 500 type companies, Amway, DuPont Pioneer, Intel, Philip Morris, Visa, who have recently become members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). 

With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. The Ecolab programs and services include: 

(1) Food & Beverage Processing - a set of solutions that help improve food safety and product quality, enhance sustainability and boost operational efficiency

(2) Food Retail - a variety of customized cleaning and sanitation programs that help minimize food safety risks and helps protect customers and employees.

(3) Foodservice - helping customers have a clean and safe operation, satisfied guests and better business results 

(4) Healthcare - helping to improve patient outcomes, reduce the risk of HAIs and increase efficiency with personal service 

(5) Lodging - helping companies ensure a reputation for cleanliness and comfort 

(6) Facility Care - offers a complete line of janitorial products, tools and training, along with innovative dispensing systems, odor control programs, floor care and pest control 


Ecolab has been active in Ukraine since 1999.  Their main activities include providing professional services and training for cleaning, pest elimination, industrial laundry, textile care, food safety, for institutions such as hotels and restaurants, food/beverage and pharmaceutical companies. Ecolab trains people how to use their products, how to clean properly, disinfect, etc.

They buy products from Ecolab Belgium, but some cleaning products will eventually be produced in Ukraine. Currently, they use about 350 products in Ukraine. They are planning to bring some new products to Ukraine soon. Some of their clients in Ukraine have included Kraft, Danone, Nestle; Coca-Cola, Sandora, Sun Interbrew, Carlsberg, Lactalis, and Nasha Rjaba.  


USUBC has been working with Anatolii Kindybaliuk, Country Manager and Food and Beverage Manager for Ukraine and with Oleksandr Staryk, Logistic Manager, Logistic Department for ECO LLC headquartered in Kyiv. Ecolab, according to Manager Kindybaliuk, is in the process of expanding their products and services in Ukraine. 

USUBC is very pleased to be working with the Ecolab, said Morgan Williams, President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), "Ecolab provides many professional products and services for leading businesses in Ukraine."

For additional information go the Ecolab website: www.ecolab.com

USUBC membership has grown rapidly during the past six years. Membership now stands at 200.  In January 2005 membership was eight; two years later it had grown to 22; in January 2009 it reached 100; and in January of 2011 topped 150. A complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php. For a list of the USUBC board of directors go to: http://www.usubc.org/site/u-s-ukraine-business-council-board-of-directors.

LINK:  http://www.usubc.org/site/member-news/globallogic-joins-u-s-ukraine-business-council-usubc