Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. Essity and Global Handwashing Partnership have advocated and educated for clean hands and proper hand hygiene for all for many years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic it became obvious to the world that proper hand hygiene can save lives for people everywhere. Unfortunately, there are still millions of people in many parts of the world that do not even have access to proper hand hygiene facilities. We aim to create awareness around this, and how important proper hand hygiene is throughout your day, no matter where you are or who you are.
On this page you find several insights, stories and links – and together with Tork, our leading professional hygiene brand – we have actively been doing a lot of work on setting the new hygiene standard and help our customers and users with proper training and solutions. Tork – New Hygiene Standards
“Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together!”
We are an active partner to Global Handwashing Partnership who works to save children’s lives and improve health by promoting handwashing with soap. These days, we realize more than ever that washing hands can help you prevent from getting infections and even save lives.
This year’s theme is ‘Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together!’ and on this site you will find lots of insights, tips and links to more information about proper handwashing.
Check this video with Carolyn Berland, our Senior Scientist, on the importance of proper hand hygiene for health and every day hygiene.
In this global websurvey, we gather insights from general public from ~15,000 respondents in 15 countries aged 16-85 years. The most recent Hygiene and Health survey covers a wide variety of topics from sustainability, public hygiene, incontinence and menstruation, and general health stigma’s. This study highlights attitudes, behaviors and mindsets around a broad range of hygiene and health areas. The field research was carried out Dec 2019 to Jan 2020, and was complemented in July 2020 with a deep dive in 10 countries around hygiene and health questions around the Corona pandemic.
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