Essity has said its Tork brand is the first in Europe to reduce and compensate carbon emissions for the entire life cycle* of selected soap, toilet paper and hand towel dispensers.
It said its Tork brand now offers “carbon neutral certification on a range of its existing dispensers, after achieving a combination of carbon reduction and compensation across the entire life cycle – from raw materials to end-of-life.”
The 27 Tork carbon neutral dispensers are produced with certified renewable electricity, and the remaining emissions are compensated with certified climate projects.
The Tork carbon neutral dispensers are now available in Europe (excluding France).
Reneé Remijnse, Director of Sustainability Communications at Essity, said: “We are thrilled to offer a carbon neutral range of Tork dispensers that are not only effective in providing great hygiene, but also reduce the environmental impact on our planet.
“This new certification will help our customers to meet their sustainability ambitions.”
Essity said it has already reduced the carbon emissions for the 27 Tork dispensers by using certified renewable electricity for the production.
To reach carbon neutral, the company is now compensating the remaining carbon emissions through investments in certified climate projects with ClimatePartner.
It said the selected projects reduce carbon emissions by supplying clean drinking water in Cambodia, providing energy efficient cookstoves in India, and supporting forest protection in Indonesia.
*Excluding use of refills. Valid for dispensers sold after 1 May 2023 in European countries.