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Essity Awarded Healthcare Group Purchasing Agreement with Premier, Inc.


Philadelphia, PA – September 28, 2016 – Essity, a global hygiene leader and forest products company that produces the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional hygiene products, has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. Effective October 1, 2016, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Essity’s Tork brand of paper towels, tissues, napkins and dispensers.  Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 hospitals and 130,000 other providers to transform healthcare.

Healthcare is one of the largest and most sustainable growth segments for the Away-from-Home business in North America. Essity ensures that its healthcare offering meets rigorous standards for quality, hygiene and environmental considerations, which include third party certifications by Green Seal™ and ECOLOGO®, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), as well as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).

“We are pleased to join forces with Premier to accelerate our presence within the healthcare industry,” said Joe Russo, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for Essity’s Away from Home Professional Hygiene business in North America. “Through this collaboration with Premier, Essity is expanding the reach of our vast global sustainability expertise and providing high quality, industry-leading solutions that improve facility-wide healthcare hygiene.”

By working alongside Premier, Essity extends its commitment to providing sustainable solutions in healthcare environments throughout the U.S. Through its Tork® brand of AfH professional hygiene products, the company has acquired significant knowledge thanks to its long-standing dedication towards helping healthcare facilities work smarter and supporting them through day-to-day critical moments.

For more information on Essity, please contact Kortney Easterly at 212445-8079 or

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

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 90 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit:

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