The Trust Can Help You

The Ida C. Koran Trust is a place for Ecolab employees and retirees to turn to in times of need. Started by Ecolab’s first employee, Ida C. Koran, the Trust offers financial assistance to dependents of Ecolab employees and retirees seeking a post-secondary education, and to employees and retirees who experience an unexpected crisis that causes financial hardship.

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Explore Ida's Story

In 1923, shortly after founding Economics Laboratory, M.J. Osborn hired Ida Koran as the company's very first associate.


Ida Koran was Ecolab’s first employee. She’s also the woman who established and founded the Ida C. Koran Trust. The Trust is dedicated to lending a helping hand to current Ecolab employees and retirees around the world in times of unexpected need. It’s also available for Ecolab employees and retirees with children seeking assistance with financing higher education.

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The Value of Trust:


Medical Assistance

Son required evaluation and specialist guidance for autism diagnosis not covered by medical insurance
Medical Assistance

An employee and her two children suffer from a congenital eye disease. The cost to treat the eye disease is not covered under the country's health insurance system.
Flood Relief

Over 50 employees were affected by severe flooding in and around the city of Bangkok, Thailand. Assistance was provided to help employees replace lost personal items as well as repair damaged property.
Natural Disaster Relief

After severe flooding destroyed his home and belongings, an Ecolab associate from Mexico turned to The Ida C. Koran Trust to help repair and replace some of his damaged property.
Medical Assistance

An associate was unable to manage the medical expenses related to a health condition not coverd by the country's health insurance.

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