by Brianna Crandall — April 20, 2022 — Covid-19 has forced a shift in priorities when it comes to cleaning, putting healthy and safe environments first for students.¹ Research also suggests that having a clean campus and new modern buildings are key to attracting new students.² However, current hygiene and cleaning solutions do not always meet the increased demands from everyone — starting with students through to faculty and senior management.
Anna Königson Koopmans, marketing director Public Interest for Essity’s Professional Hygiene business, remarked:
Operations managers play an important role in keeping everything running smoothly and ensuring a clean and safe campus experience. This job can be quite complex considering the many types of facilities on campus, from lecture rooms, shared study areas, restrooms, sport facilities, student dorms and cafeterias, to name a few. With the new Tork Campus Hygiene Package, we want to help operations managers elevate the campus experience and keep students, faculty and staff healthy and safe by achieving consistently high cleaning quality throughout the entire campus.
The Tork Campus Hygiene Package is a comprehensive offer of hand and surface hygiene products, services, support and tools. It was developed to help facilities managers (FMs) meet their new challenges by helping to improve cleaning quality and hygiene, as well as boost operational efficiency, all while meeting their colleges’ sustainable purchasing guidelines.
Sustainable hygiene that improves the campus experience
Not only does the package feature the industry award-winning Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towel system, the hand drying solution said to have the highest towel capacity in the market,³ helping ensure hygiene products are always readily available, it also provides skincare solutions. Such skincare solutions include the Green Seal-certified Tork Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitizer and Tork Clarity Foam Soap, which is made of 99% ingredients from natural origin. The entire Tork Campus Hygiene Package is said to contribute to sustainability by encouraging efficient usage and less waste through innovations like one-at-a-time dispensing and compressed refills.
Third-party certifications and recycling programs contribute to cutting carbon emissions and waste. For example, Tork Closed Loop Recycling is a unique partnership for recycling used, discarded office paper into new paper hand towels, toilet tissue and napkin products. To enable cleaning crews to clean when and where it is needed most, the package also includes the Tork Vision Cleaning FM solution. Real-time data transforms how cleaning teams work and ensures dispensers are stocked 99% of the time securing access to critical hygiene products.⁴
Tork experts help identify opportunities to improve hygiene
Tork is offering a free professional hygiene site survey by dedicated and educated hygiene advisors to colleges and universities. The survey helps operations managers identify opportunities to improve cleaning quality and hygiene, maximize operational efficiency, and meet their sustainability targets on campus as well as learn more about solutions that can help them exceed the standards outlined in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s guidance for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). The survey can take place on site or virtually.
Learn more about the Tork Campus Hygiene Package on the company’s website. The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers worldwide, ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, sanitizers, napkins and wipers as well as software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and operates in over 110 countries.
Essity is a global hygiene and health company operating in approximately 150 countries under global brands TENA and Tork as well as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity’s headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden, and it has about 46,000 employees.
1 B2B International “Engaging with the Higher Education Market”, Qual Report, March 2021
2 B2B International “Engaging with the Higher Education Market”, Qual Report, March 2021
3 Compared to competitor’s longest roll towel in North America
4 Measured across nearly 13,000 connected dispensers between June-December 2019, based on time per month that a dispenser is in an empty status against total time per month.