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 total transportation amounted to 14 (13, 13) billion ton-kilometers. 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 2018 amounted to 480,000 (457,000, 517,000) tons.
Emissions from transportation is included in Essity’s report of Scope 3 objectives in Science-Based Targets. Emission data for 2016 and 2017 was updated to bring it into line with the guidelines for Science-Based Targets.