World Hand Hygiene Day is a time to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in health care. Proper hand hygiene is considered one of the most important methods of preventing and controlling infection in healthcare facilities – and the power is in your hands.
A new survey spanning five different countries reveals that more than half of healthcare professionals would like hand hygiene to be given higher priority. Most healthcare-associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right times and in the right way.
The short answer to our headline question is a resounding “Yes.” Today’s hospital patients care about sustainability in a big way. They are much like consumers in all categories, three quarters of whom are more likely to buy a product or service if the organization behind it is committed to sustainable practices. It’s no wonder, then, that hospitals are investing in better care for the planet as part of their core mission to provide the best care for patients.
Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals demands that companies team up and cooperate to decrease climate change and increase circularity*. One important component, is an open dialogue to align research agendas and develop policy framework, which is why we are working with like-minded partners, such as IKEA, TetraPak and DSM Royal, within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 (Circular Economy 100) Network.
September is National Food Safety Month, and Tork is a proud sponsor once again! This year’s theme focuses on The Future of Food Safety. Celebrate throughout September as we explore how managers and employees can prioritize food safety while navigating through myriad changes within the foodservice industry.