“The TGHC showcases Tork’s ongoing commitment to providing green and hygienic public washroom solutions for businesses and their customers,” said Cindy Stilp, director of marketing and communications at SCA Tissue North America. “As the world’s greenest paper company, we’re constantly striving to bring hygiene and sustainability to the forefront to keep people and the planet healthy.”
The TGHC consists of two green building/sustainability experts—David Gottfried, founder of the United States Green Building Council and CEO of Regenerative Ventures, Inc.; and Joshua Radoff, co-founder and principal of YRG sustainability consultants. The other two members—Dr. Allison Aiello, assistant professor of epidemiology, University of Michigan; and Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science, Saint Louis University—are both experts on hygiene and epidemiology.
“I am excited to join Tork in educating our society on building sustainable lifestyles,” said Gottfried, who also created and incubated the World Green Building Council, a global leader in climate change reduction initiatives. “Tork has long been recognized for its holistic environmental and hygienic approach, and I support that mission to make the world a healthier, cleaner place to live.”
The TGHC will provide best-practice information for Tork customers and the general public to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest sustainability trends and hygiene methods. In addition, the Council will participate in roundtable discussions, provide keynote speeches at leading industry conferences, lead sustainability and hygiene forums, and guest blog on Tork’s Web site, www.torkusa.com, regarding various key issues.
“With increased concern over the spread of viruses in the past two years, it is crucial for the general public and workers to understand and implement complete hygiene practices,” commented Dr. Aiello. “The TGHC is a perfect forum to increase awareness of these methods and highlight important issues, such as hand sanitation.”
The Tork brand offers a complete range of products and services within hygiene and cleaning for away from home washrooms, healthcare, food service and industry. Through customer understanding and particular expertise in hygiene and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader in many segments and a committed partner to businesses in over 90 countries.
Tork is a global brand in the SCA portfolio. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: www.torkusa.com
SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops, produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions and solid-wood products, with sales of around $17 billion USD. The SCA Group employs approximately 50,000 people and has production in 60 countries. The hygiene portfolio includes global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands Tempo, Zewa, Velvet, Libero, Libresse and Edet. SCA hygiene solutions are found in over 90 countries.
SCA is recognized as a global leader in sustainable development. SCA was recently ranked as the world’s greenest paper company by The Independent newspaper and EIRIS research (2007). For more information about SCA, hygiene and sustainability, please visit: www.sca.com
About Tork Green Hygiene Council (TGHC)
Tork created the Tork Green Hygiene Council (TGHC) to assist in its ongoing commitment to providing environmentally friendly and hygienic away from home washroom solutions.
Comprised of top professional and academic authorities from across the country on green building, corporate sustainability, hygiene and germ prevention, the TGHC is a council of four experts that offer holistic and trusted perspectives on how businesses can create sustainable and healthy work and home environments.
The TGHC provides independent feedback and advice on Tork’s environmentally and hygienically friendly initiatives, serves as valued professional resources to Tork’s partners and customers and provides expertise and industry insight.
The TGHC exists to enhance global awareness of proper sustainability and hygiene practices to make the world a greener, safer and cleaner place to live and work.