Sealed Air Corp : Sealed Air Partners with World Health Organization to Fight Healthcare Associated Infections
06/25/2012| 07:35am US/Eastern
New global, web-based platform promotes proper hand hygiene in
Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), is pleased to be one of the
companies to make possible the establishment of and have ongoing
participation in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Private
Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS) platform. As part of this major
initiative, Sealed Air will bring the expertise of its Diversey brand
portfolio together with leading healthcare professionals to promote best
practices in hand hygiene for healthier patient care environments.
The online platform aims to improve the implementation of WHO
recommendations and reduce health care associated infections (HCAIs) by
allowing WHO participating companies to share information. As a
participant of POPS, Sealed Air will collaborate in the alignment of
promotional messages for hand hygiene products with WHO recommendations,
continue to enhance the quality of hand hygiene products, and encourage
product availability and accessibility in all parts of the world.
According to WHO, of every 100 hospitalized patients, at least seven in
developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire a HCAI. To reduce
the risk of HCAIs, WHO recommends specific hand hygiene methods
involving soap and water or an alcohol-based formula. However, lack of
awareness and resources limit hand hygiene in healthcare facilities.
"Cleanliness is essential to limiting the spread of infection within a
healthcare institution," said Pedro Chidichimo, Diversey Business Unit
leader, Sealed Air. "To give patients the best care possible, healthcare
providers must be equipped with proper knowledge about HCAIs and
solutions for keeping themselves and their patients safe at all times."
"We are dedicated to helping customers reduce HCAIs and believe that
this collaboration will provide healthcare institutions with actionable
information on hygiene which will ultimately result in improved health
care," Chidichimo added.
As a leader in the cleaning and hygiene industry, Sealed Air is working
to deliver effective infection control practices, products and tools
through its Diversey branded products.
Diversey is now a part of Sealed Air, a leader in food and other
protective packaging solutions. Sealed Air recently completed its
acquisition of Diversey, creating a global leader in food safety and
security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information
about Diversey, visit www.diversey.com.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility
hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive
brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac®
brand food packaging solutions and DiverseyTM brand cleaning
and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable
solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality
of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment
for future generations. On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated
revenue of $8.1 billion in 2011, and has approximately 26,300 employees
who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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Company, which are based upon management's current expectations and are
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"anticipates," "expects," "will" and similar expressions. A variety of
factors may cause actual results to differ materially from these
expectations, including: economic conditions affecting packaging
utilization; changes in raw material costs; currency translation
effects; and legal proceedings. For more extensive information, see
"Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking
Statements," which appear in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K,
as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as may be
revised and updated by our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current
reports on Form 8-K.
Sealed Air Corporation
Ken Aurichio, 201-791-7600
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