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Essity Supports the Fight Against COVID-19

04/23/2020

Tork manufacturer Essity is dedicated to deliver urgent supplies and help to protect the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. The company has streamlined its output and is now focusing on manufacturing those items that are in greatest demand. And the company is working hard to safeguard the health of its employees and customers.
 
In this new reality we live in, our priority is that we all stay safe to carry on. This means going the extra mile to work together and supporting those people on the front lines.
 
Essity has donated $200,000 to the United Nations Foundation to support the World Health Organisation's work to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as finding a vaccine. Through our work with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) and local governments we are prioritizing the supply of products to healthcare customers.
 
Next to these global contributions, Essity is supporting hospitals and healthcare in many countries with new initiatives. 
• In Sweden, our R&D department has been able to start producing face masks for visitors and, in collaboration with the Swedish government, we are now also able to make a higher-grade mask that will be used in healthcare. The ambition is to initially produce three million surgical masks, with the first million being donated by Essity. 
• In Italy we have donated 51,600 items of personal protective equipment including masks, gloves and glasses to support local hospitals.
• Close to 17,000 rolls of Tork paper rolls have been donated to the American Red Cross and Albany-based Living Resources, an agency that provides housing and other services to people with disabilities.
 
Essity’s Tork brand has uploaded information about keeping safe from COVID-19 on its Tork website. This can be viewed at: torkusa.com/safeatwork.
 
 
About Tork
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers worldwide ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Our products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, wipers, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader that supports customers to think ahead so they’re always ready for business. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 110 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit www.torkusa.com 
 
About Essity
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through products and services, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 47,000 employees and net sales in 2018 amounted to approximately SEK 118.5bn (EUR 11.6bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com 

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