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In 2020, not only the hygiene and health industry and influencers promoted the importance of hand washing, but due to COVID-19 the whole world started to adopt better hand washing in order to avoid spreading the corona virus.

Essity has been promoting the importance of hand washing since years back. Global Handwashing Day is an important milestone every year to talk about what, why and how when it comes to handwashing. In many parts of the world, there are still millions of people that do not have access to proper hand hygiene facilities. Even in developed countries, we see the general public demands a better access to handwashing facilities out in public.

Listen on Spotify to our latest podcast around this topic from a variety of perspective, featuring: 

Miryam Wahrman, Professor of Biology – William Paterson University
Dr Amy Nielson – Doctors without Borders 
Jacob Holmström – Michelin Restaurant Owner/Chef
Birgitta Bergström – Microbiologist Research Institutes of Sweden
Dr Ravina Kullar – Global Infectious Diseases Expert
Renee Remijnse, Communications Expert – Essity
Carolyn Berland, Senior Scientist – Essity


Tork products promotes clean hands for all

75% of Tork Elevation hand towels refills have EasyHandling packaging.


Hand hygiene = improving business?

Satisfying your guests and customers — so they'll want to return — is key to your success. Washing your hands is a important factor. 31% of people have not eaten at a restaurant due to hygiene concerns.

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Here’s why clean hands should be at the heart of your business

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The power to heal the world is (literally) in your own hands


30sec on handwashing

Do you know how to wash your hands properly?


New insight research study

New insight research study with results on hand hygiene behavior and attitudes from people in 6 countries (Germany, Sweden, UK, US, Mexico, France)


‘Hand to Hand’ – Fotografiska exhibition

In partnership with Fotografiska (the Museum of Photography) in Stockholm, we launched the documentary exhibition ‘Hand to Hand’ about the essential need for access to clean water, soap and basic sanitation – independent what life situation one is in.


Street guesses

Hear people on the street guess how often other people wash their hands in certain situations


Global Handwashing Partnership

‘Clean Hands for All’. This year’s theme reminds that we must be inclusive when addressing handwashing disparities, and leave no one behind in the Sustainability Development Agenda.



Essity and its brand Tork are advocates for hand hygiene in the critical moments as determined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Good hand hygiene has a big influence on health and well-being of our loved ones for everyone. We aim to inform people about the critical moments of handwashing and proper handwashing methods with water and soap, preventing over-use of disinfectants, sanitizers and handwashing when this is not needed