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Diversey Care to hold hand hygiene art competition

May 1, 2014


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has launched an art competition as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” campaign.  “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” is a global, annual WHO campaign designed to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is celebrated with World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5.

The contest includes two categories. Participants will either create a piece of art out of a hand-shaped template that can be downloaded from the Diversey Care website or submit a photo capturing hands. The art should convey the theme: “creating a better way for life through hand hygiene.” The participants with the most creative submission in each category will receive an iPad. A team winner will also be awarded a lunch/dinner and educational materials regarding hand hygiene.   

“Our participation in the ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign is another example of our ongoing collaboration with the WHO,” said Dr. Ilham Kadri, President of Diversey Care. “We have worked together on many projects over the years with the goal of creating a better way for life for current and future generations. We are pleased to work with the WHO to promote the importance of hand hygiene.”

All of the art received will be added to designs created by Diversey Care employees, customers and business partners. These murals will be displayed in the reception areas of Diversey Care local offices to demonstrate Diversey Care’s commitment to hand hygiene and support of the WHO. Submissions will be accepted 5th to 31st of May.

In addition to Diversey Care’s participation in the “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” campaign, Diversey also supports the WHO’s “Five Moments of Hand Hygiene” and offers a complete range of hand care products that are simple to use and highly effective.

For more information on how to participate in the competition, visit

Diversey Care is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey Care, please visit or follow it on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About Sealed Air

Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries.