With an estimated 80 percent of infections transmitted by hands, it’s easy to see why helping people around the world clean their hands is important. Dirty, contaminated hands provide an easy pathway for harmful viruses and bacteria to enter our bodies. A touch of the hand to eyes, nose or mouth is all it takes. Handling foods with unclean hands also can contaminate the food we eat, contributing to foodborne illness.
WE HELP CLEAN 34 BILLION HANDS PER YEAR
Hand washing may seem simple, but studies show that up to 95 percent of people don’t adequately wash their hands. So helping to properly clean 34 billion hands a year is a big deal.
How do we do it? We offer innovative hand soaps and sanitizers but we don’t stop there. We also design and develop dispensers so our soaps and sanitizers are easy to use and can be placed in areas that encourage frequent washing and sanitizing.
Our most recent hand hygiene innovation is the Nexa™ Hand Hygiene System, featuring concentrated hand soaps and sanitizers, plus an innovative dispenser and ready to- use cartridge — and big sustainability benefits:
- Touch-free dispensers use 44 percent fewer batteries than the leading competitor’s solution.
- The pump on the system’s recyclable bottles helps eliminate nearly all product waste.
- The system reduces packaging waste by up to 90 percent.