H14. Community relations
Essity strives to be a dedicated partner in the local communities in which it operates.
In 2017, Essity invested approximately SEK 16m in just over 300 projects. Most of the projects were related to hygiene and health.
Essity’s community relations instruction states that Essity shall be politically and religiously neutral. The company must not make payments or product donations to political parties or candidates, or their institutions, agencies or representatives, or religious institutions/organization or their representatives. Essity did not support any political or religious organizations or projects in 2017.