Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches an award at BOMA 2011

June 30, 2011

ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a landmark awards program to recognize companies'' efforts in reducing the chain of germ transmission through hygiene and education programs in the office, according to a press release.

The Healthy Workplace Project Award recognizes and celebrates the implementation of best practices around office hygiene initiatives as well as employee engagement and education, the release stated.

According to the release, the announcement of the awards program was made at the 2011 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference in Washington.

"We are delighted to introduce a new awards program for companies developing and implementing programs that make our offices a healthier place to be. By advocating for and providing education on healthy workplace hygiene habits, businesses can significantly reduce the frequency with which germs are spread throughout the office, creating a positive impact on employee productivity and absenteeism-related expenses," said Richard Thorne, vice president of Kimberly-Clark Professional North America.

"Importantly, a healthier workplace also promotes employee morale and inspires a higher level of engagement between the company and its employee," Thorne added.

Click here to read the complete release.