From now to the future of well-being
Submitted by Essity
The world is evolving and changing, perhaps faster than ever. New pandemics and a shift in world order have affected people immensely - physically and mentally. It has also affected our ideas of health and well -being, and of ourselves. The stages of life are not as set as they used to be. Boys and girls hit puberty two years earlier than before, first time parents can be up to 40 years apart, and we see a ”new” generation of youthful and active seniors. Essity is a part of all stages of life. Not only offering solutions and products for people’s everyday hygiene and health needs, but also spreading awareness about social stigmas and taboos, which have a negative affect on people’s well -being. Taboos and stigmas that hinder access to the right solutions for people’s needs and are detrimental to their mental well -being. In order to bring awareness to the importance of hygiene and health and its link to well-being, Essity is looking at the future of well-being to find the solutions for a healthier next generation. This survey is a part of the foundation of this effort.
From Now to the Future of Well-Being
Previously, we conducted the “Essentials Initiative Survey” to investigate attitudes and behaviors towards health and hygiene, with the aim of breaking existing stigmas and taboos that have a negative effect on people’s lives.
This year, the “Global Hygiene and Health Survey” will investigate the future of well-being, looking at the gap between the current behaviors and attitudes of people towards well-being and how they would like to live in the future. The report will also explore knowledge gaps and lived experiences with respect to health and hygiene - in order to outline the barriers and solutions for well-being throughout the modern day life-cycle.
Markets Participating in Survey
Topics seen as barriers to well-being
Positive enablers seen as contributors to well-being
As a leading global hygiene and health company, we continuously gather insights that help us break barriers to well-being and contribute to inclusive, stigma-free societies. This time, we have talked to more than 15,000 people in 15 countries all over the world about the gap between their current behaviors and attitudes towards well-being and how they would like to live in the future.
One key insight from the survey is the link between physical and mental well-being. Our hygiene solutions, educational initiatives and partnerships help reduce shame and social exclusion and to improve both people’s physical and mental health in the process.
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.
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 http://www.torkusa.com/
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