Enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life

Essity aims to enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life. To do so, we are working on sharing our knowledge with customers and consumers through education in hygiene and health and by pursuing a global dialogue about hygiene, health and well-being. At the same time, we are also creating business opportunities.

What makes Essity successful is the knowledge and insight about the needs of customers and consumers and the ability to transform this into innovative offerings that increase quality of life and make everyday life easier for people. Essity wants to offer customers and consumers value-added hygiene and health solutions. We adapt our offering to local and regional market conditions to increase hygiene and health standards worldwide.

Essity’s ambition is to improve well-being of 2 billion people every day by 2030.

Outcome 2018

People and nature innovations

We will deliver better, safe and environmentally sound solutions to our customers. We strive to continuously improve resource efficiency and reduce our environmental impact by considering the whole life cycle for new innovations.


At least 33% of Essity’s innovations will yield social and/or environmental improvements.


Outcome 2018


Hygiene solutions

We will make our knowledge about hygiene and health available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable solutions to help them lead a healthy and dignified life.
In markets in which we operate, we will:

  • Provide information and implement education programs on hygiene and health
  • Strive to raise hygiene and health standards
Outcome 2018

Worldwide, around 2.5 million people were reached by hygiene and health training arranged by Essity.

Hundreds of millions of people used Essity’s products every day.

Essity held the number one or two position in at least one product category in approximately 90 countries.

Our contribution to the
UN Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 – Good health and well-being (logo)

Goal 3
Good health and well-being

Our contribution toward Goal 3 includes developing sustainable products and services for hygiene and health, educating consumers and care professionals, and preventing the spread of diseases and other health risks. Business value is also created by meeting societal needs. This offers more people an opportunity to work, better conditions to provide for their families and increased well-being.

SDG 5 – Gender equality (logo)

Goal 5
Gender equality

Essity works to break the silence around issues such as menstruation and incontinence. We want a society where everyone can fully participate. Essity’s contribution toward Goal 5 includes pursuing a global dialogue, making our knowledge about hygiene and health available to customers and consumers and ensuring access to affordable, sustainable hygiene and health solutions to contribute to a dignified life on equal terms.

SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation (logo)

Goal 6
Clean water and sanitation

Our contribution toward Goal 6 covers our work to achieve efficient water usage throughout the entire life cycle of our products and improve access to sustainable sanitation and hygiene solutions. Essity works independently as well as with partners to contribute to sustainable water use and sanitation.