Tork Brand First in Market To Offer a Range of Carbon Neutral Certified Dispensers
Essity’s Tork brand has reduced and compensated carbon emissions for the entire life cycle1 for a range of existing soap, toilet paper and hand towel dispensers.
As of October 1st, the Tork® brand will offer carbon neutral certification on a range of its existing dispensers in the US. This range makes Tork the first professional hygiene brand in North America to achieve this goal. The carbon neutral status is achieved through a combination of carbon reduction and carbon offsetting across the entire life cycle – from raw materials to end-of-life. The 11 Tork carbon neutral dispensers in the US will be produced with purchased certified renewable electricity, and the remaining emissions will be offset using verified credits from climate projects.
The Tork brand is part of global hygiene and health company Essity, recognized as a company with leading sustainability ambitions and targets2. The Tork brand has been including a sustainable approach in its products and services since its origin in 1968.
"We are thrilled to offer the first range of carbon neutral dispensers in the market. Tork dispensers are not only effective in providing great hygiene, but also reduce the environmental impact on our planet. This new certification will help our customers to meet their sustainability ambitions" says Matthew Urmanski, Vice President Sales and Marketing NA at Essity.
Essity will reduce the carbon emissions for the 11 Tork dispensers by using purchased certified renewable electricity for the production. To reach carbon neutral, the company will offset the remaining carbon emissions through investments in verified credits from climate projects with ClimatePartner. The selected projects reduce carbon emissions by supplying clean drinking water in Cambodia, providing energy efficient cookstoves in India, and supporting forest protection in Indonesia.
All Tork dispensers are designed with sustainability in mind. From using durable materials to enabling consumption reduction of up to 50% for several systems. And from offering data sensors for improved cleaning routines to ‘Easy to Use’ certification3 and ADA compliance.
1. Excluding use of refills. Valid for a range of dispensers sold after October 1st, 2023 in North America
2. Corporate Knights 2023, Global 100
3. From the Swedish Rheumatism Association
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 tissues, soap, napkins, and 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
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Actimove, JOBST, Knix, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Modibodi, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, TOM Organic, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees. Net sales in 2022 amounted to approximately SEK 156bn (EUR 15bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.
For more information, please contact:
Raquel M Carbonari
Brand Activation Director NA