in Brief

“At Essity we are breaking barriers to well-being. We have a proven track record of achieving improvement and clear measurements in place to follow our progress. We are constantly improving the way we innovate, contribute to a circular society and break the silence on social issues to create a better today, and future, for all of us.”

Magnus Groth,
President and CEO, Essity

Essity´s Approach to Sustainability


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Essential Talks

This podcast is all about breaking barriers to well-being and shedding light on stigmas regarding health and hygiene–and how to counter them. We talk with people who have experienced these stigmas and experts all over the world about subjects such as incontinence, menstruation and hand hygiene.

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Targets and Outcomes

  • Sustainable innovations

    Share of innovations that yielded social and/or environmental improvements

    64 %

    Target: >33%

  • Health and safety

    Decrease in accident frequency rate (compared with 2014)

    -56 %

    Target 2020: -50%

  • Packaging

    Share of packaging manufactured from renewable or recycled material

    77 %

    Target 2025: 85%

  • Sourcing

    From suppliers who comply with Essity’s Global Supplier Standard

    92 %

    Target 2020: 100%

  • Fresh fiber

    Share of FSC® or PEFC™ certified fresh fiber

    95 %

    Target 2020: 100%

  • Science Based Targets

    Scope 1 and 2
    (compared with 2016)

    -11 %

    Target 2030: -25%

Essity Brands

Our hygiene and health products and services play an essential role in improving well-being for everybody, everywhere.

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services.

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