Tarkett Joins Clean Hospitals Network
Paris, FR, July 10, 2020-Tarkett announces joining the Clean Hospitals network to contribute to improve hospital hygiene and to promote effective, sustainable and evidence-based cleaning guidelines.
With millions of patients affected by nosocomial infections worldwide each year, many of which are avoidable, Clean Hospitals aims to increase patient safety and raise awareness on the importance of hospital environmental hygiene.
Led by Professor Didier Pittet, World Health Organization Expert from the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva University Hospitals (Switzerland), Clean Hospitals is a not-for profit association which brings together the industry, members of academia, hospitals, governmental bodies, and key stakeholders from various countries.
Tarkett has developed more than 70 years of experience in healthcare: today, one hospital out of two in Europe is equipped with Tarkett flooring. Tarkett will share its longstanding expertise on flooring with Clean Hospitals’ working groups and will contribute to advance research on cleaning and infection control protocols on flooring.
In 2013, Tarkett took the decision to move away from using antimicrobials on its floors and instead to promote high standards of cleaning and infection control procedures with an appropriate use of disinfectants. This move was based on the risk inherent with the overuse of antimicrobials, potentially leading to antimicrobial resistance.
Through the partnership, Tarkett’s goal is to develop and deploy the best cleaning and disinfection protocols with the minimum impact on human health, the environment and biodiversity by limiting the overuse of biocides and disinfectants.