Essity’s sustainability work

Essity improves people’s well-being through leading solutions and expertise in hygiene and health. Sustainability is and has been high on our agenda for many years. We have achieved major progress in the field and continue to raise our ambitions. To reduce our environmental impact, we have set a commitment to reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. During the year, we also set new ambitions to increase diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Read about Essity's sustainability work

Improved well-being

  • Hygiene and health
  • Transparency and safe products
  • More inclusive society
  • Partnerships and collaboration

Reduced environmental impact

  • Climate impact
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Recycling and less plastic use

Attractive and engaging employer

  • A culture that makes a difference and motivates
  • Building for the future
  • An inclusive workplace
  • Sustainable working environment
  • Employee relations

Business ethics and human rights

  • Code of Conduct
  • Reporting breaches
  • Risk management
  • Compliance and monitoring

Sustainability governance

  • Purpose, implementation and follow-up
  • External regulations and internal steering documents
  • EU taxonomy
  • Sustainability indexes and rankings