Reliable management systems, which are certified by a third party, play an important role in Essity’s corporate responsibility. Essity uses the certified environmental management system ISO 14001 and EMAS (the EU’s Eco Management and Audit Scheme). A large number of production units are certified in accordance with ISO or/and EMAS. ISO 9001 is the most important quality management system used by Essity. Essity implements the international standard OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) to ensure the use of uniform processes throughout the Group and that Essity’s units continuously improve workplace-related health and safety. OHSAS specifies requirements regarding the organization’s occupational health and safety management systems.