Nalco Reports on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability Progress

Aug 23, 2011 6:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Naperville, IL - August 23, 2011 - Nalco (NYSE: NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, has published its 2010 Sustainability Report which documents actions and progress toward Nalco’s vision to earn customers for life and enhance the lives of employees while protecting the planet.

“As one of the world’s largest sustainability services companies we work daily to deliver water and energy savings and reduced emissions for our global customers and in our own operations,” said Erik Fyrwald, Nalco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This report highlights the many actions we have taken to deliver strong economic, environmental and social performance to our many stakeholders.”

The 32-page report includes a summary of expanded stakeholder dialogue efforts and examples of how Nalco programs help customers minimize their environmental footprint by improving the efficiency of their operations, saving water and energy while reducing emissions. It also details ongoing improvements and accomplishments in Nalco’s own operations including:

  • Sharp year-over-year declines in vehicle accidents, exceeding goals for both total vehicle accidents and severe vehicle accidents

  • Global employee injury rates that remained among the best in its industry, ranking in the top 25 percent

  • Total Nalco energy use below the 2012 target of a 10 percent reduction from 2007, despite a sharp rise in production

  • Reductions in both greenhouse gas and NOx (nitrogen oxide) emission intensity from the previous year

  • Charitable donations and community support by Nalco and the Nalco Foundation in excess of $1 million

For the second consecutive year, the report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative framework, which is a standardized approach to reporting designed to stimulate demand for sustainability information. This report also serves as Nalco’s annual Communication on Progress for the United Nations Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate. The Global Compact is world's largest corporate citizenship and social responsibility organization committed to 10 principles covering human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. The CEO Water Mandate is a further commitment by companies to support and advance water sustainability solutions.      

You can view the 2010 Sustainability Report and the Detailed Appendix of the report at

About Nalco

Nalco is the world’s largest sustainability services company focused on industrial water, energy and air applications; delivering significant environmental, social and economic performance benefits to our customers. We help our customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity and end products while boosting the bottom line. Together our comprehensive solutions contribute to the sustainable development of customer operations. Nalco is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. More than 12,000 Nalco employees operate in 150 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and research centers to serve a broad range of end markets. In 2010, Nalco achieved sales of $4.25 billion. For more information visit

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