Tork®, an Essity brand, announces that Tork Vision Cleaning is GBAC STAR™ Registered. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory CouncilTM (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Tork Vision Cleaning aligns with the GBAC STAR Registration Program. This means that Tork Vision Cleaning demonstrates cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention best practices that minimize risks associated with infectious agents like COVID-19.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps to establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training, and assesses readiness for biorisk situations. Being registered verifies that Tork Vision Cleaning is approved for use with GBAC STAR protocols and standards and meeting a higher level of cleanliness and safety.
“With so many options on the market today, it can be overwhelming for decision-makers to select the best equipment, chemicals or programs,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “With GBAC STAR Registration, it’s clear which solutions and programs have been vetted by experts and meet a higher level of cleanliness and safety. This allows managers to better equip and train professionals so they can more easily and effectively uphold public health.”
To become GBAC STAR registered, Tork Vision Cleaning met specific requirements including demonstrating advantages over existing offerings in terms of efficacy, cost, health, and safety, etc., as well as showing scientific evidence that it will make an effective contribution in preventing the spread of COVID-19 or any other diseases.
Tork pioneered the industry’s first data-driven cleaning solution in 2014 and is the global leader. By going digital, Facility Managers and cleaning companies can use real-time data to understand when and where there are cleaning needs in their facilities and easily adjust to changing hygiene protocols. According to data collected from existing Tork customers, switching to data-driven cleaning has helped them to:
- Make sure dispensers are stocked 99% of the time
- Reduce dispenser checks by 91%, saving hundreds of staff hours each year
- Save up 20% of cleaning hours
- Achieve up to 30% higher customer satisfaction
“We are happy to be recognized with such a prestigious registration. Over the years, our customers have realized that data-driven cleaning brings many more benefits beyond smarter staffing, faster resolution times and optimal cleaning frequencies”, said Eric Kleinpeter, Services and Solutions Director at Essity’s professional hygiene business.
“Using the insights gained from real-time data has meant that they’ve been able to transform their entire way of working and achieve both higher staff satisfaction and better results by empowering their cleaners to work smarter and more efficiently. In a current customer survey, 100% said data-driven cleaning helps them improve hygiene in their facility while 85% said it helped them support a safer environment during COVID-19,” he concluded.
To learn more about how Tork is supporting businesses to secure the new hygiene standard with digital solutions, visit torkusa.com.