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Resources for World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

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Clean care for all – it’s in your hands.

May 5th is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day. Take action by downloading tools to evaluate and  improve hand hygiene in your facility. Take action and improve infection control practices by downloading the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework

Essity's 2018 Sustainability Report

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This is Essity

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We improve people’s well-being through our products and services.

Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the globally leading brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.

Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Do Patients Care About Sustainability?

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The short answer to our headline question is a resounding “Yes.” Today’s hospital patients care about sustainability in a big way. They are much like consumers in all categories, three quarters of whom are more likely to buy a product or service if the organization behind it is committed to sustainable practices. It’s no wonder, then, that hospitals are investing in better care for the planet as part of their core mission to provide the best care for patients.

94% of patients say sustainability matters

Video: Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.
 

Essity’s Emission Targets in Line with Paris Climate Agreement

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Essity’s new targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emission have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. With this, Essity’s sustainability targets are now aligned with the Paris agreement objectives to keep global temperature increase below 2°C.

INFOGRAPHIC: Take Back the Lunch Break - Improve Workplace Engagement and Satisfaction

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Nearly 20% of North American workers worry their bosses won’t think they are hardworking if they take regular lunch breaks. 13% worry their coworkers will judge them.

To learn more about the Tork Take Back the Lunch Break campaign, please visit TorkUSA.com/takebacklunch for the full survey findings and methodology. 

Ambitious Targets in Essity’s New Fiber Sourcing Policy

Today 99.9% of the fresh fiber used in Essity’s products are certified or controlled, which means that our suppliers uphold and safeguard principles on biodiversity, forest conservation and indigenous people’s rights.
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May 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Essity has finalized a new Fiber Sourcing Policy, describing the company’s principles, intentions and requirements for its deliveries of fresh wood based fiber materials. The policy sets a target that all fiber raw material in Essity’s products will be certified.

Today, May 5th, is World Hand Hygiene Day!

Think hygiene. Act to prevent. Care for patients. Sepsis can be prevented.
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World Hand Hygiene Day is May 5th. This day reminds us that hand hygiene is important today, and every day. And it is especially important in healthcare settings where hand hygiene reduces the risk of patients contracting infections and developing sepsis. Download our Infographic to share with staff!

Sepsis Can Be Prevented on World Hand Hygiene Day, May 5th and Every Day!

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“With up to two in every five cases of HAIs caused by cross-infection via the hands of health care workers, World Hand Hygiene Day is an opportunity to remind and inspire health-care professionals about how critical hand hygiene is to help reduce healthcare-associated infections,” says Carolyn Berland, Senior Scientist at Essity.

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“With up to two in every five cases of HAIs caused by cross-infection via the hands of health care workers, World Hand Hygiene Day is an opportunity to remind and inspire health-care professionals about how critical hand hygiene is to help reduce healthcare-associated infections,” says Carolyn Berland, Senior Scientist at Essity.

Increased Awareness Around Sepsis Can Save Lives!

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Each year sepsis causes on average six million deaths worldwide. It is the primary cause of death from infection and is more common than heart attacks. This is why the Private Organization for Patient Safety and the World Health Organization (WHO) have centered the theme for this year’s May 5th World Hand Hygiene Day on the ways of preventing sepsis through appropriate hand hygiene.

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