Working with WSSCC

Our aim, when joining forces with WSSCC and having an all-female team participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, was to break the silence on menstrual hygiene management. The combination brought together WSSCC’s technical expertise on sanitation and hygiene issues in developing countries, with our knowledge-based hygiene solutions, global brands and commitment to sustainability, education and innovation. The first phase of the project included informational seminars, menstrual hygiene trainings with local girls and women, and advocacy via the media and local advocates.

WSSCC and Essity are now working together to:

  • Develop and share joint research on hygiene practices worldwide.
  • Provide recommendations for policymakers to ensure hygiene is addressed systematically.
  • Inspire action and collaboration.
  • Improve hygiene knowledge and education.
Nurses laughing (photo)