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Essity Becomes AHE Corporate Champion


Essity and the Association for the Healthcare Environment, hand in hand to support North American Sustainability and Hygiene in Healthcare

Philadelphia, PA – March 17, 2016 – Today, Essity, a global hygiene leader and forest products company that produces the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional hygiene products, announced its Corporate Champion Sponsorship with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), the organization of choice for professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment across all care settings. The strengthening of this strategic relationship aims to focus on a key priority shared by both organizations: sustainability.

As a 2016 Corporate Champion, Essity will play a stronger role in helping AHE achieve its strategic mission and vision. Essity will sponsor key initiatives of AHE, including the Environmental Service Department of the Year Award, the Environmental Sustainability Certificate Program and Tool Kit, all designed to recognize outstanding sustainability efforts of healthcare facilities and provide guidance for conducting exemplary environmentally sustainable healthcare operations. With sustainability as the backbone of Essity, the organizations will work together to support successful sustainability endeavors.

“It is an honor to join forces with AHE to build upon its outstanding achievements in healthcare environmental services,” stated Tom Bergin, marketing director for AfH Professional Hygiene business at Essity North America. “We are proud to work together in an effort to advocate for environmental sustainability and further leverage initiatives dedicated toward promoting best practices and education in environmental hygiene, and even more specific issues such as hand hygiene compliance.”

Essity remains a sustainability leader by delivering solutions backed by safe, resource-efficient and environmentally sound sourcing, production and development. Through its Tork® brand of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional hygiene products, the company has acquired significant knowledge thanks to its long-standing commitment towards helping healthcare facilities work smarter and supporting them through day-to-day critical moments. Becoming a Corporate Champion further extends this commitment, as Essity looks forward to contributing to the advancement sustainability and hygiene in healthcare environments alongside AHE.  

For more information on AHE Corporate Champion Sponsorship, please visit AHE’s website at www.ahe.org, or contact AHE at ahe@aha.org.

For more information on Essity, please contact Kortney Easterly
(212) 445-8079 or keasterly@webershandwick.com  
About AHE
The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the professional organization of choice for professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment across all care settings; including hospitals, long term care, continuing care retirement communities and ambulatory care. AHE shapes professional practice, advances and promotes the profession and promotes awareness for over 2,000 professionals working to ensure a clean and safe healthcare environment and quality outcomes.  www.ahe.org

About Tork
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 80 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: torkusa.com.   

About Essity
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. More information at www.essity.com.

Essity delivers sustainable solutions with added value for our customers from safe, resource efficient and environmentally sound sourcing, production and development. Recent third party accreditations for the Essity sustainability work include Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2015, the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2015, and Ethisphere – World’s Most Ethical Companies 2015.

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