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GBAC STAR for Tork Vision Cleaning

Tork Vision Cleaning gains GBAC STAR registration

Tork Vision Cleaning – Essity’s ground-breaking digital washroom management system – has achieved GBAC STAR registration.

This verifies the fact that Tork Vision Cleaning has been approved according to GBAC STAR protocols, and meets higher levels of cleanliness and safety.

GBAC STAR – issued by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council – is the cleaning industry’s only accreditation regarding outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. It helps to establish optimal standards and procedures while also offering expert-led training and assessment of readiness for biorisk situations.

Tork Vision Cleaning uses people-counters and connected washroom dispensers to provide real-time data on cleaning requirements. This allows cleaning teams to stay ahead of the game and anticipate situations in which enhanced cleaning or extra checks might be required.

In order to be registered, Tork Vision Cleaning needed to meet specific requirements and had to demonstrate advantages over existing offerings in terms of efficacy, cost, health and safety. Essity was also required to show scientific evidence that the system could make an effective contribution in preventing the spread of COVID-19 or other diseases.

Patricia Olinger, GBAC Executive Director, said: “With so many options on the market today it can be overwhelming for decision-makers to select the best equipment, chemicals, or programmes. With GBAC STAR Registration it becomes clear as to which solutions and programmes have been vetted by experts and meet a higher level of cleanliness and safety. This allows managers to better equip and train professionals so that they can more easily and effectively uphold public health.”

According to data collected from Tork customers, switching to Tork Vision Cleaning has helped them ensure that dispensers are stocked 99% of the time. It has also allowed them to reduce dispenser checks by 91%, saving hundreds of staff hours each year. Customers using the system can also save up 20% of cleaning hours and raise customer satisfaction levels by up to 30%.

Eric Kleinpeter, Essity Services and Solutions Director, added: “We are happy to be recognised with such a prestigious registration. Over the years our customers have realised that data-driven cleaning brings many more benefits beyond smarter staffing, faster resolution times and optimal cleaning frequencies.

“Using the insights gained from real-time data they have been able to transform their entire way of working and achieve higher staff satisfaction and better results by empowering their cleaners to work more efficiently. In fact, in a current customer survey, 100% of respondents said data-driven cleaning had helped them to improve hygiene in their facility, while 85% said it had helped them support a safer environment during COVID-19.”

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