Enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life

Essity aims to enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life by raising hygiene and health standards around the world. We will achieve this by providing access to sustainable and leading solutions and striving to break barriers surrounding hygiene and health that exist in our society. In 2019, Essity was again the convening partner for the UN Foundation’s annual global dialogue to act together with others and make progress with regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A fuller life

Our solutions enable people around the world to enjoy a fuller life. Compression socks and stockings from Medical Solutions, with our leading JOBST brand in compression therapy, help to combat tired, aching, restless legs and prevent swelling and pain.

Essity is working actively to break barriers and increase awareness surrounding hygiene and health, which includes providing education in matters relating to hygiene.

People and nature innovations

Essity is always striving to enhance its offering to customers and consumers. Moreover, we work to continuously improve resource efficiency and reduce our environmental impact by considering the whole life cycle for innovations. Essity’s target is that at least 33% of our innovations will yield social and/or environmental improvements.


Enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life – Objectives, targets and outcomes (graphic)

Read more about our targets and outcomes for 2019, 2018 and 2017 in non-financial notes.

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Goal 3 – Good health and well-being

By developing sustainable products and services for hygiene and health, Essity helps to prevent the spread of diseases and other health risks. This offers more people better conditions to participate in society, for example to study and provide for themselves, while increasing well-being.

SDG 5 – Gender equality (logo)

Goal 5 – Gender equality

We want a society where everyone can fully participate. Through our products and services, our training courses and our collaborations, we are working to break the silence around issues such as menstruation and incontinence. Business value is also created by meeting societal needs. When we grow, we offer more people access to our leading hygiene and health solutions and help to improve well-being and gender equality.

SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation (logo)

Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation

We work to achieve efficient water usage throughout the entire life cycle of our products and to improve water treatment and the quality of the effluent water discharged from our facilities. To contribute to good sanitation for everyone, we share our knowledge about hygiene and health and offer access to sustainable solutions thatraise hygiene and health standards.