Tork: Putting sustainability to work
We believe that sustainability isn’t a success until it supports and adds value to your business. That’s why we work hand in hand with you to identify your needs and develop products and services to help improve your business. We put sustainability to work not only for the planet but also for the benefit of your bottom line, employees and stakeholders.
Tork is all about understanding our customers’ needs and giving them products and services that help them focus on what matters most to their business. Sustainability is an integrated part of that and of everything we do.
It’s all about creating customer value
Our approach to sustainability is not only environmental but also human and societal. We go beyond compliance, reductions and efficiencies, to invest in what’s really valuable: how we can improve your business. Whether your focus is happier staff or a healthier bottom line, Tork can help you achieve your goals. To do this, we put sustainability to work in practice, through innovation and partnership.
Sustainability at the heart of our innovations
We start with what our customers need, to make sure we really put sustainability to work for them. And we continue to involve them throughout development, through real time studies, product testing and improvement processes. For example, we make daily work for cleaners easier and more effective with smart packaging and services such as Tork Easy Handling® and Tork EasyCube® that save on cost and effort.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is also an integral part of development of all new Tork products. In other words, we take full responsibility for everything from the sourcing of raw materials, through to production, and finally customer waste recycling. So you never have to worry about the environmental credentials for any Tork product.
Partnership is an important strategy
Testing our products and services with our customers and end-users means we can be sure they’ll work in practice. We work alongside others in our industry to close the loop, for example in our Waste to Resource initiatives. And we partner with researchers and professionals to increase our own and others’ knowledge of sustainability and hygiene best practices (for example in Tork Green Hygiene Council in North America).
We also check that our products meet the highest sustainability standards, by working with the most trusted third-party ecolabelling organisations. As a global brand, we’re proud to offer sustainably certified choices across the Tork portfolio, so it’s easier for you to pick products that are environmentally sound, safe and of the right quality.
Responsibility through the entire supply chain…
Essity lays the foundation for our sustainability work, by acting as an industry leader in sustainable forestry, paper production, sourcing and logistics. Its strategy is based on a sustainable business model where value creation for people and nature is put on a par with growth and profitability. This sustainable approach is recognised by a number of awards and ratings.
Because we’re part of Essity, an industry leader in sustainable forestry, we take full responsibility for the entire supply chain, including all our suppliers. Essity has a well-established and audited global sourcing policy for raw materials, including those used for Tork. Only sustainable fibres from responsible sources are used in Tork products.
… And beyond
This lets Tork innovations go further. We go further than being transparent about what we do, actively seeking partnership and co-operation. We focus on the entire value chain, not just on resource efficiency; strive to reduce your energy use, not just our own; and care about your employees, as if they were ours.
Putting sustainability to work.