Since 2010, EarthCheck have been a research partner with Ecolab the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
In 2014, Ecolab & EarthCheck developed a worksheet, Hotel HeathCheck™, to address a variety of health concerns that could have an impact on hotel properties. By completing the questionnaire, organisations will be provided an overview of their property’s health profile, as well as assistance in the development of an action plan specific to their property.
In 2015, WaterCheck™ was designed to help organisations identify areas for potential improvement in their water management practices. Operators are encouraged to use it to discover hands-on solutions, strategies and plans for action. This tool will help an organisation get a snapshot of their operation’s water health profile, develop a water-focused action plan and define goals.
While the energy and power sectors focus on reducing carbon intensity of energy produced, Hotels can focus on improving energy efficiency. In 2016, EarthCheck and Ecolab developed EnergyCheck™ which is designed to help identify areas for potential improvement in energy management practices. Operators are encouraged to use it to discover hands-on solutions, strategies and plans for action. This tool will help an organisation develop energy-focused action plans and property or destination level energy efficiency goals.
The Water Risk Monetizer is a publicly available global water risk tool that leverages best-in-class local water basin datasets and scientific methodologies to monetize business water risks.