Creating a sustainable life away from home
Today, people spend more and more of their time in environments away from home – in workplaces, hotels, schools, restaurants and airports. This means that the demand for solutions to make life away from home more sustainable increases.
We help you deliver sustainable solutions in your business operations, answering customer and consumer needs and demands. This includes everything from improved health through better hygiene, to more resource-efficient solutions to reduce waste or a better work environment for your cleaners, chefs or healthcare professionals.
At Tork, we are committed to creating a more sustainable life away from home.
How we enable a more sustainable life away from home
Our mission is to develop solutions to make life away from home more sustainable. Our sustainability commitment is based on three areas of influence, where we think our products and solutions will make the largest impact: Well-being, More from less, and Circularity.
Hygiene, health and well-being are closely connected. In developing countries, access to clean water and improved hygiene practices are fundamental in preventing the spread of disease. But also, in parts of the world where this is less of a threat, hygiene is essential for health and well-being. In hotels, restaurants and cafés for example, hygiene plays a key role for reputation, not only preventing spread of illness from the kitchen to customers, but also in keeping all areas fresh and presentable at all times. In hospitals, up to 70% of healthcare-associated infections can be prevented with improved hygiene practices, and improved hygiene standards in preschools and schools can reduce absence rates with up to 54%. Through hygiene education programs, research and partnerships, we are dedicated to raising hygiene standards for everyone away from home.
Our focus on well-being also means developing solutions to make facility management less stressful and physically demanding, for example by introducing ergonomic packaging, or with data-driven cleaning systems. And in industrial settings, our cleaning cloths reduce the need for solvents with up to 41%.
More from Less
Reducing environmental impact in the form of waste and carbon emissions is a key concern for all businesses today – regardless of sector, size or location.
We provide solutions that reduce waste and carbon emissions, without compromising on quality. Making more from less means rethinking how we design and produce things throughout the value chain. Through Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), we systematically assess environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product's life, and find ways to do more with less. We also develop solutions that reduce consumption, such as one-at-a-time napkin dispensers.
Tork Environmental Product Declarations (EPD's) are like nutritional lables for products and reduce the risk by providing transparency. A published EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the environmental impact of a product through its entire life cycle. It provides relevant information from raw material extraction to final disposal. Download our EPD's from the box above.
The next big leap to ensure a sustainable future will involve re-thinking business and consumption. Societies are slowly transforming from linear to circular, and this takes new business models that address a responsible use of resources through a mindset of “design, reduce, reuse, and recycle”.
When it comes to professional hygiene, recycling is more of a challenge due to safety concerns, but there are a number of partnerships between businesses and waste management companies that explore the possibilities to recycle everything that is produced. At Tork, we have been inspired by the circular solutions created for Tork customers in the EU and are looking to develop solutions for our local customers. Please contact us to find out more 0800 523 565 (NZ).
Tork is committed to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025
At Tork we endeavour to lower our impact at every point in our product lifecycle. We utilise lifecycle analysis (LCA) to make our decisions.
Recent changes to the global recycling industry have put recycling and packaging high on the agenda, with many businesses asking questions about the best type of packaging to use. See the Packaging Pros and Cons flyer on making informed choices about plastic, paper and cardboard packaging.