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“I live with lymphedema and in my work at Essity in compression therapy, with our leading brand JOBSTJOBST: A complete assortment of compression therapy solutions for venous and lymphatic conditions, from support compression for everyday life to medical wear., my colleagues and I help others in a similar situation.”

Annual and Sustainability
Report 2019

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This is Essity

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We improve people’s well-being with our leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the globally leading brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

  • Net sales 2019
    128,975 SEKm
  • Employees, approximately
  • Market capitalization
    at Dec 31, 2019
    212 SEKbn

Our three business areas

Personal Care

Personal Care

Consumer Tissue

Consumer Tissue

Professional Hygiene

Professional Hygiene

CEO’s message

Strengthened competitiveness
yields higher earnings

“Successful innovations have strengthened our market positions and brands.”

Magnus Groth, President and CEO

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Our strengths

  • Improving well-being and contributing to a sustainable and circular society
  • Strong brands and successful innovations
  • Leading positions in an attractive market
  • Sustainable business model with profitable growth
  • A high-performing organization with a winning corporate culture
  • Focus on efficiency improvements and cost savings
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Key figures

Net sales 2019

by region
  • 14%
    North America
  • 13%
    Latin America
  • 55%
  • 2%
  • 16%
by business
by channel
by country, %

1) Excluding exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestments.

2) Excluding items affecting comparability.

3) Excluding items affecting comparability and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.

4) Board of Directors’ dividend proposal.

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