Tork And AHE Commit To Sustainability

The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association announced the launch of the Environmental Sustainability Toolkit with Essity’s Tork brand, a global brand in workplace hygiene.

The alliance between Tork, an Essity brand, and AHE is specific to the mutual commitment for environmental sustainability and highlights the active engagement of environmental services as thought leaders and change agents who are leading the way with sustainability programs.

This initiative illustrates both Tork’s and AHE’s commitment to sustainability efforts and the desire to assist environmental services professionals with their departmental efforts.

The Environmental Sustainability Toolkit includes, but is not limited to; templates for creating a sustainability statement and identifying key stakeholders and champions along clinical and non-clinical staff, a sample organizational chart, and how to conduct a sustainability assessment.

“We have seen first-hand how sustainability initiatives can not only have a large scale environmental impact, but also add meaningful business value,” said Tom Bergin, Marketing Director for Essity Professional Hygiene, North America. “This Toolkit will empower organizations to effectively implement and assess programs to introduce sustainability as an integrated part of your organization.”

The Toolkit is an extension of the AHE and Tork relationship. For the past two years, Tork has donated a tree to each host city of the AHE’s annual EXCHANGE conference, in recognition of our mutual commitment to sustainable operations.

Tork also currently sponsors AHE’s Environmental Sustainability Certificate Program, which provides health care environmental services the opportunity to demonstrate departmental commitment to sustainability through operational practices designed to reduce the environmental footprint.