H5. Community relations

Essity strives to be a dedicated partner in the local communities in which it operates.

In 2018, Essity invested approximately SEK 18m in over 300 projects. Most of the projects were related to hygiene and health.

Essity’s community relations instruction states that Essity shall be politically and religiously neutral. The company must not make payments or product donations to political parties or candidates, or their institutions, agencies or representatives, or religious institutions/organizations or their representatives. Essity did not support any organizations or projects with political or religious aims in 2018.

Community relations by focus area 2018

Community relations by focus area (pie chart)