The Amway One by One Campaign for Children rallies the resources of Amway distributors and employees around the world
to make a difference in the lives of children in every market where
the company conducts business. Since Amway One by One
launched in 2003, it has provided hope and opportunity to 8 million children and donated more than $141 million to children’s
causes worldwide. The number of employee and distributor volunteer hours logged since 2003 now totals 2.3 million, nearly doubling from a cumulative total of 1.3 million hours reported in 2009.
Amway has developed a formalized disaster relief program. The
goal is to anticipate in the event of a disaster to ensure prompt, decisive and effective action. As a result of the March 2011 earthquake
and tsunami, collectively Amway corporate headquarters, global
Amway affiliates, Amway employees, distributors and customers
raised more than $4.4 million in funds toward immediate relief and
long-term recovery in Japan.
St. Paul, MN
Sales: $5.7 billion
$5.7 billion for cleaning and sanitizing products and services. Corporate sales: $6.1 billion. Net income: $530 million.
Douglas M. Baker Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer; Steven L. Fritze, chief financial officer; Thomas W. Handley,
president, global food & beverage and APLA sectors; Phillip J.
Mason, president, EMEA sector; James A. Miller, president, global
services and specialty sectors; Susan K. Nestegard, president, global
healthcare sector; James H. White, president, international sector;
Christophe Beck, executive vice president, institutional North
America; Larry L. Berger, chief technical officer and senior vice
president; John J. Corkrean, principal accounting officer, vice president and corporate controller.
Institutional—warewashing, laundry, housekeeping, water filtration
and conditioning and pool and spa management products; Food
and beverage—cleaning and sanitizing products, equipment, systems and services; Pest elimination—commercial elimination and
prevention services and grease elimination programs; Kay—
cleaning and sanitizing products and services for restaurant and food industries; Professional—floor care, carpet care and personal care
products for the commercial, industrial and health care markets.
DryExx conveyor lubricant, Virasept hard surface disinfectant, Rain-X for Wheels.
Corporate sales rose 3% and net income improved 7%. US cleaning and sanitizing sales rose 2% to more than $2.7 billion. Institutional, which accounted for 54% of sales, reported a 1% sales
gain. Segment results were mixed as demand in lodging improved while foot traffic in food service continued to decline.
Sales within the food and beverage division rose 3% and accounted for 20% of US sales. Ecolab said sales increased in almost all end markets. However, sales were soft in meat and
Kay accounted for 12% of US sales and recorded a 7% gain.
Growth was led by new food retail accounts. Healthcare sales
rose just 2%, as gains in the sales of infection barriers and surgical instrument cleaning products more than offset the spike in
demand due to H1N1 virus preparations and slowing healthcare
market trends in the current year. Accounting for the rest of US
cleaning and sanitizing results were textile care (3%), vehicle care
(2%) and specialty markets (1%).
International sales rose 3% to more than $3 billion. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 63%
of sales, followed by Asia/Pacific, 20%; Latin America, 9% and
Canada, 8%. EMEA sales rose just 1%, as gains in the UK and
Turkey were offset by lower sales in Italy and France. Food and
beverage and pest elimination gains were offset by flat healthcare sales and declining textile sales.
Sales in Asia Pacific rose 8%, led by China, Australia and New
Zealand. Institutional sales rose on higher hotel occupancy rates
and better food and beverage sales.
Latin American sales rose 8% due to strong growth in Brazil,
Mexico and Venezuela. Institutional, food and beverage and pest
elimination divisions all reported sales gains.
Sales in Canada were up 4% on gains made in food and beverage and institutional, partially offset by lower health care sales.
Moves and More
In September, Ecolab purchased the commercial laundry division
of Dober Chemical, which had sales of $37 million. Ecolab said
the move strengthens its North American commercial laundry
Outside the US, in December, Ecolab purchased the Cleantec
business of Campbell Brothers Ltd., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Cleantec had annual sales of $55 million and improves the
company’s position in Australia, as well as in food and beverage
processing, foodservice, hospitality and textile care.
Acquisitions aside and looking further ahead, several megatrends appear to be in Ecolab’s favor. For instance, a growing
global population will require an increasingly complex supply
chain, putting added pressure on every link to assure food