Ecolab ‘clean-safe’ tag for Old Trafford


Manchester United partners with Ecolab Image: MJR Group Ltd./Coliseum

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, announced on June 7th that the global sporting powerhouse Manchester United’s (UK) Old Trafford football stadium and Carrington training ground have officially earned the Ecolab Science Certified™ seal.

The ‘ECOLAB’ stated that with one of the largest number of followers globally, the club is now taking the fan experience to an even more confidently clean and enjoyable level. The achievement is a testament to the club’s commitment to advancing cleaner, safer, Science-based practices for Manchester United fans, employees and players in the places they gather to enjoy the sport they love the most.

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Minnesota (US)-based Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that help protect people, planet and business health. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive Science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, help maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

The Manchester United Football Club, commonly referred to as Man United, is a professional football club based in the Old Trafford area of Manchester, England (UK). The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of the English football league system.

The Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on earth. Through its 144-year heritage it has won 66 trophies, enabling the club to develop the world’s leading sports brand and a global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers.

The club’s large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandizing, product licensing, new media and mobile, broadcasting and matchday.

The Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England (UK), and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 74,140 seats, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom, and the 11th-largest in Europe.

Exulted the club’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Collette Roche, “We’re thrilled to provide a more comfortable experience for our Manchester United family at Old Trafford. The Ecolab Science Certified seal is a visible reminder of a higher level of cleanliness delivered through effective cleaning practices that are regularly repeated and checked. It’s all part of our commitment to providing the best possible experience for everyone walking through our doors.”

The ‘ECOLAB’ further stated that the comprehensive, Science-based Ecolab Science Certified program is built on Ecolab’s longstanding experience in the healthcare industry, bringing the same expertise used in hospitals to the places where people eat, stay, shop, and play. In service of nearly two million fans and 3,000 employees and players entering Old Trafford every year, Ecolab’s cleaning solutions have been rigorously deployed across the club from 75,000 seats and 140 hospitality boxes to kitchens, dressing rooms, training facilities, and office spaces.

Commented Christophe Beck, Ecolab Chairman and CEO, “For nearly 100 years, Ecolab has been trusted to provide our customers with what they need to help deliver clean and safe environments in a sustainable way. Now, with our expertise and insights from across the restaurant, hospitality, and healthcare industries, we are proud to help deliver a Scientific Clean™ as well as an elevated game experience for the Manchester United family.”

The Ecolab has also designated an in-house expert to advise Manchester United and oversee implementation of new solutions and technology. The Ecolab Hygiene Director has access to the company’s international and cross-sport expertise gained through other Ecolab Science Certified sports and entertainment arenas including the 19,400-capacity Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the 39,504-capacity Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 73,000-capacity U.S. Bank Stadium also in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the 20,554-capacity Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Manchester United will continue to draw on Ecolab’s expertise to show leadership in hygiene and sustainable cleaning practices, helping create a cleaner, more enjoyable environment for fans and promote public health as crowds get back to enjoying life.

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