This collaboration combines the scale and experience of Essity’s trusted leading professional hygiene brand Tork with the well-known consumer recognition of Dettol and Sagrotan brands of Reckitt, the leading disinfectant manufacturer in the world1. The products will give professional hygiene customers added value from two widely trusted and efficacious brands. The new range will be available as of January 2023 across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.
Essity and Reckitt are launching a co-branded range of products;
Antibacterial Multipurpose Cleaner Spray
Antimicrobial Foam Soap and a Hand Sanitizer Gel for use in Tork dispensers
In the aftermath of Covid-19, hygiene expectations from the public have shifted dramatically as people return to day-to-day public life with a heightened awareness about the spread of bacteria and viruses. This collaboration provides customers with an expanded assortment of products that are critical in breaking the chain of infection. Research shows that 88% of people expect businesses to implement higher standards of disinfection to keep premises hygienically clean2, however, up to 70% of businesses need guidance on how to best deliver these expectations of the public3.
Both companies have a strong commitment to sustainability. The packaging of the product range is designed to minimize waste. The Antibacterial Multipurpose Cleaner spray comes in a fully recyclable* bottle and trigger and is manufactured with zero waste to landfill. The soap and sanitizer products have recyclable* and collapsible bottles. Q
Don Lewis- President Essity Professional Hygiene
‘Combining Essity’s expertise in professional hygiene with Reckitt’s deep experience in disinfecting spaces will give our customers additional confidence in their hygiene efforts. Together we’re helping customers to demonstrate that they care about creating hygienically clean environments by using trusted and effective disinfecting products.
Quote Vijayanand Sinha – SVP New Growth Platforms, Reckitt
‘Our brands are built on trust, scientific efficacy, and our desire to educate people around the world to help break the chain of infection. This is an ideal partnership for Reckitt as it enables us to expand access to our products in new places and spaces with Essity’s expertise and market knowledge. Together we can raise the bar on hygiene standards in the pursuit of a cleaner healthier world.”
*In countries that have recycling schemes for these products
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Actimove, JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, TOM Organic, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2021 amounted to approximately SEK 122bn (EUR 12bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society.
Reckitt* exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege. Reckitt is the company behind some of the world’s most recognisable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more. Every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always. We are a diverse global team of c. 40,000 colleagues. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions of purpose-led brands, a healthier planet and a fairer society. Find out more, or get in touch with us at www.reckitt.com
* Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies *Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt group
1) Source: Euromonitor passport, Homecare disinfectants company shares in world, October, 2022
2) Source: Zappi,, Industry data Professional, UK, 2020
3) Source: B2B SME U&A Study, December 2020 Kantar, September 2020, n=1007