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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Ecolab was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1924. Our fiscal year is the calendar year ending December 31. Effective in the first quarter of 2013, we changed our reportable segments due to a change in our underlying organizational model designed to support the business following the Nalco merger and to facilitate global growth. We did not operate under the realigned segment structure prior to 2013. Our new segment structure focuses on global businesses, with our ten global operating units, which are also operating segments, aggregated into four reportable segments as follows: † Global Industrial consists of the Global Water, Global Food & Beverage, Global Paper and Global Textile Care operating units. † Global Institutional consists of the Global Institutional, Global Specialty and Global Healthcare operating units. ... More ...