Targets and outcomes
Organic sales growth
Annual organic sales growth of above 3%.
Adjusted return on capital employed
Adjusted return on capital employed of above 15%.
Capital Structure Policy
Essity’s target is to have an effective capital structure at the same time that the long-term access to debt financing is ensured. Cash flow in relation to net debt shall take into account the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating.
Essity had a solid investment grade rating.
Global Supplier Standard
We evaluate all of our supply streams from a total risk perspective. By 2020, we aim to source 100% of our procurement spend from suppliers committed to the criteria specified in our Global Supplier Standard.
All fresh fiber in our products is to be FSC® or PEFC™ certified, or fulfill the FSC standard for controlled wood.
Employee Health and Safety
Our aim is zero workplace accidents, and we will decrease our accident frequency rate by 50% between 2014 and 2020.
Climate and energy
We will reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and from purchased electricity and heating by 20% by 2020, with 2005 as reference year.
By 2020, with 2014 as reference year, our plants will:
Reduce levels of suspended solids by 10%.
Reduce water usage by 10%.
Reduce organic content (BOD) by 10%.
People and nature innovations
We will deliver better, safe and environmentally sound solutions to our customers. We strive to continuously improve resource efficiency and environmental performance considering the whole life cycle for new innovations.
Share of Essity´s innovations that yielded social and/or environmental improvements
We will make our knowledge about hygiene and health available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable solutions to help them live a healthy, dignified and fuller life. In markets in which we operate, we will:
Provide information and implement education programs on hygiene and health.
Contribute to raising hygiene and health standards.
Essity held the number one or two position in at least one product segment in approximately 90 countries. Hundreds of millions of people used Essity’s products every day. Worldwide, more than 2.5 million people were reached by hygiene and health training arranged by Essity. We offered a broad portfolio of products and solutions.
Materials and energy will be recovered from all waste from all production units by 2030.
Business ethics and human rights
Code of Conduct
We will maintain compliance with our Essity Code of Conduct. All employees will receive regular training in the Code.
of new employees
of Essity’s top and middle managers participated in Essity’s Ethical Dilemma Training