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Essity's Journey to Net Zero: For the Well-Being of People and Planet

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: For the Well-Being of People and Planet

Published 05-20-22

Submitted by Essity

Magnus Groth

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Its effects are far-reaching and global. It is also one of the greatest risks to our business. Everyone needs to act now.

We have always worked with sustainability at the core of our business, knowing that what´s good for the people and planet is also good for our business. As one of the world’s leading hygiene and health companies, we have the scale and the reach to take action and contribute to collective action.

We are presenting our journey to achieve net-zero by 2050 whilst our business continues to grow to improve health and hygiene worldwide. We have worked with sustainability for a long time, and already have a good track record in reducing emissions. Building on our near-term target for 2030, we will speed and scale up our actions using our expertise, commitment and innovations in order to reach the 2050 ambition.

Still, no single company can take on this task alone. Therefore, we cooperate with suppliers, customers, consumers, governments, NGO´s, experts and industry peers to drive the change we so urgently need. As a part of this we have joined the Science Based Targets initiative, the UN´s Race to Zero and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign.

I invite you to learn more and be part of our journey to net-zero./Magnus Groth, CEO and President

Learn more about Essity's Journey to Net Zero here

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. 

Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately 12.8 bn USD (SEK 109bn, EUR 11.3bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature.

The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group.

About Tork

Tork is a brand of Essity. Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops personal care, professional hygiene and consumer tissue products and solutions. Essity offers Tork paper towels, toilet paper, skin care products, facial tissue,  wipers, wet wipes, napkins and other hygiene products for washrooms, wash stations, healthcare areas, food and beverage handling, food preparation, manufacturing and maintenance. For more information, visit

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