H12. Transport

Raw materials are transported to Essity’s production plants and finished products are delivered to Essity’s customers. Essity uses external suppliers for most of its transportation needs. Essity’s use of transportation is equivalent to 12.7 billion ton-kilometers (12, 14). Sea freight accounts for the greatest portion of Essity’s transport and the remainder consists of road and rail. The Group’s total carbon emissions from transport in 2017 amounted to 457,000 tons (517,000; 515,000). The difference in the estimated carbon emissions is partially due to differing calculation methods.

Distribution of transport usage

Distribution of transport usage (pie chart)

Essity’s transport usage corresponds to 12.7 billion ton kilometers. Emissions from transportation of Essity’s raw materials and products corresponded to 457,000 tons of CO2 emissions.