Same Scientific Expertise. Different Place.Look for the Ecolab Science Certified™ seal.
It’s not just any clean, it’s Scientific Clean™.
Designed by the experts that help keep hospitals clean, the Ecolab Science Certified program brings the same Scientific Clean expertise to the places you eat, stay, shop and play every day. A clean that disinfects and sanitizes. A clean that’s regularly repeated and checked, so you can feel confident as you get back to the moments and the places you’ve been missing.
Scientific Clean requires effective, lab-tested products, comprehensive practices and a focus on training, compliance and auditing to help places advance cleaner, safer practices over time.
At Ecolab, our experts have been committed to Scientific Clean for nearly 100 years. Look for the Ecolab Science Certified seal at hotels, restaurants and stores – and have confidence in science.
Ecolab Science Certified helps deliver a higher level of cleanliness thanks to Ecolab’s deep scientific expertise and team of more than 1,200 scientists, engineers and technical specialists.
Expertise rooted in the science used to help keep hospitals clean also helps keep the places you eat, stay, shop and play clean.
Based in Expertise
More than just a shiny surface or fresh scent, Ecolab Science Certified offers a comprehensive portfolio of science-based products and practices that clean, sanitize and disinfect to help deliver a higher level of cleanliness.
Look for the Seal
With more than 22,000 Ecolab Science Certified seals in North America, our partners are committed to clean.
Learn more about the science behind the Ecolab Science Certified Program.
Science-backed Products and Practices, Used in the Right Way – Repeated and Checked.
See the Ecolab Difference in Action
Creating a clean environment starts in the lab where our 1,200 scientists study how to create a Scientific Clean – from the landscape of emerging pathogens to practical solutions for hospitals and healthcare facilities to the places we eat, stay and shop every day.
Ecolab experts help restaurants address current and emerging public health and food safety challenges.
Our nearly 100 years of experience supporting hotels helped us develop a comprehensive program of science-based products and practices designed to work from check-in to check-out.
Ecolab experts partner with retailers and grocery stores to help provide proper cleaning, disinfecting, food safety and public health practices.
Find the Seal
Our partners are committed to advancing cleaner, safer, science-based practices now and in the future.
Seek a commitment to clean. Look for the Ecolab Science Certified seal.
– Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka
What is the Ecolab Science Certified program and seal?
The Ecolab Science Certified program is a comprehensive, science-based public health and food safety program that helps businesses including hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses advance cleaner, safer practices to achieve a higher level of cleanliness. Businesses that commit to these rigorous standards and periodic audits earn the Ecolab Science Certified seal, giving you confidence in your choice.
This comprehensive program leverages insights from Ecolab’s decades of experience helping keep hospitals clean, as well as partnerships with some of the world’s largest hospitality and foodservice brands. The program includes science-based protocols and products, including hospital disinfectants and food-contact sanitizers proven effective against COVID-19 and other known and emerging pathogens. In addition to these advanced products, the program includes the latest public health and food safety training and periodic audits that help verify protocols are being followed.
The Ecolab Science Certified seal, available only after meeting rigorous program criteria, signifies participation in the program and the business’s commitment to delivering a higher level of cleanliness.
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What makes the Ecolab Science Certified program different?
Through our experience working with the some of the world’s biggest hospitality, food service and food retail brands to help ensure food safety and protect public health, Ecolab is uniquely qualified to deliver a program that advances cleaner, safer practices. The Ecolab Science Certified program is a comprehensive approach that goes beyond products.
The Ecolab Science Certified program offers a comprehensive system that promotes four key elements that help provide rigor and give you confidence:
- Creating clean through hospital disinfectants, food-contact sanitizers, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols
- Checking clean through rigorous training and periodic auditing
- Seeing clean in action through front-of-house procedures
- Believing clean through a visible sign of participation with the Ecolab Science Certified seal displayed on businesses and storefronts
The Ecolab Science Certified program is backed by insights from our global team of scientists and our experienced Ecolab field team – who are experts in advancing practices and protocols to achieve a higher level of cleanliness in the locations you frequent. The program’s rigorous training and auditing for front-line hospitality and foodservice employees helps verify effective cleaning and disinfecting practices are being implemented.
How does this program reduce exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19?
The best way to combat COVID-19 is to attack the virus that causes it. The comprehensive Ecolab Science Certified program is designed for specific business environments to use science-backed products and protocols to address a range of known and emerging food safety and public health issues, including COVID-19.
The Ecolab Science Certified program uses products, including hospital disinfectants, proven effective against the COVID-19 virus and other germs; requires employees are trained on when, where and how to clean and disinfect properly; and validates that cleaning and disinfecting procedures are being followed with periodic audits.
The Ecolab Science Certified audit checks that participating businesses are following local and federal public health guidelines. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes practices like social distancing and mask wearing to mitigate the risk of airborne transmission.
To further advance cleaner and safer practices, the program also addresses multiple sources of infection transmission, including surfaces, water, hands and air. The Ecolab Science Certified audit is designed to check that infection transmission sources and services are properly addressed.