A Helping Hand For Global Handwashing Day

Kimberly-Clark Professional is embracing Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, which has a theme this year of ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health’.

KCP is supporting Facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace, in relation to snacking and eating.

Caroline Stanley, UK Head of Marketing at Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “With Global Handwashing Day 2018 linking hand hygiene and food hygiene, we wanted to focus on how employees often eat at their desks or in meetings, using their hands and fingers. With increased ‘hot-desking’ and shared meeting space, proper hand washing and drying before and after food becomes even more important to help prevent the spread of nasty bacteria and illnesses.”

KCP has created a special Scott Clean toolkit for Global Handwashing Day, which will provide Facilities Managers with everything they need to engage their guests and employees to enhance hand hygiene and maximise infection prevention. The toolkit includes hand hygiene posters and washroom mirror stickers, plus healthy snacks and postcards to hand out, a selfie photo frame and Global Handwashing Day-themed novelties. A digital eToolkit is also available.

Caroline continued: “We’ve designed the Scott Clean toolkit to help facilities managers and employers show they really care for their guests and employees by promoting Scott single use paper towels and foam hand cleansers in the washroom as an essential step before every meal or snack. We want this initiative to celebrate facilities managers for choosing Scott and to positively impact employee health and wellbeing in the workplace.”