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Essity's 2018 Sustainability Report

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This is Essity

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We improve people’s well-being through our products and services.

Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the globally leading brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.

Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Essity and CE100: Report on Renewables Materials Role in a Circular Future

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals demands that companies team up and cooperate to decrease climate change and increase circularity*. One important component, is an open dialogue to align research agendas and develop policy framework, which is why we are working with like-minded partners, such as IKEA, TetraPak and DSM Royal, within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 (Circular Economy 100) Network.

Video: Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.
 

Essity’s Emission Targets in Line with Paris Climate Agreement

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Essity’s new targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emission have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. With this, Essity’s sustainability targets are now aligned with the Paris agreement objectives to keep global temperature increase below 2°C.

Essity ESAVE Celebrates its 10th Anniversary - So Much More Than Just an Energy Savings Program

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This year, we celebrate ten years of ESAVE – Essity's energy savings program. However, its more than just a program, it's about a way of working.

Thanks to our dedicated employees and strong collaboration between our manufacturing sites and the ESAVE team, we've achieved this:                    

How do we do it?

Essity Commits to 100% Recyclability of Plastic Packaging by 2025

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October 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  - Essity has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy global commitment, “A line in the sand”. Essity is therefore committed to working toward 100% recyclability of the company’s packaging by 2025.

New Insight Research Study with Results on Hand Hygiene

Behavior and Attitudes from People in 6 Countries
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New Insight Research Study: New insight research study with results on hand hygiene behavior and attitudes from people in 6 countries (Germany, Sweden, UK, US, Mexico, France).

Clean hands can increase well-being of people around you.  8 in 10 say knowing that people around them wash their hands properly would have a positive impact on their state of mind.

Essity- Global Handwashing Day Power of Hands Video

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We are supporting the Global Handwashing Partnership on their activation to promote hand hygiene globally under their theme: ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health on Global Handwashing Day, October 15, 2018. Essity, the maker of the Tork brand, is a partner and we actively contribute with education, insights and innovations for better hand hygiene. Learn more on globalhandwashing.org

Global Survey: Washing Your Hands can Make Others Happier and More Willing to Interact

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October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/  - Not only can you help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands – you can also make your loved ones happier, and your colleagues more satisfied at work, according to a survey conducted by Essity.

It’s well established that handwashing is one of the most effective measures to prevent the spread of infections, and has the power to save millions of lives. Now a new global survey conducted by Essity - maker of Tork - reveals that washing your hands also can have a positive impact on how people around you feel and behave. 

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