Essity included in the Sustainability Yearbook 2022

STOCKHOLM, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Health and hygiene company Essity has been included in S&P Global’s 2022 Sustainability Yearbook. In its review of over 7,000 companies worldwide, Essity received silver in the Household Products category and is ranked among the 150 most sustainable companies.

S&P Global is an international finance and analysis firm that annually reviews the world’s most sustainable companies. Each company responds to a comprehensive questionnaire which is analyzed alongside public data on environmental, social and governance, ESG issues.

“We have a strong focus on our sustainability work and reducing our carbon footprint, while increasing the well-being of more people around the world. Our ambitious goals challenge our entire organization to continuously identify new solutions and standards in our industry,” said Josephine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications, Essity.

Essity’s activities in 2021 included:

  • Start of production of fabrics using alternative fibres, such as wheat straw, at the Mannheim plant, Germany.

  • Investment in improving the recycling of food and beverage packaging at the Hondoville plant, Francethe company can thus recycle 24,000 tonnes of packaging per year.

  • Invested in the world’s first tissue paper machine running a fully geothermal steam drying process at the Kawerau plant, New Zealand.

  • Initiated a collaboration with McDonald’s in Germany to make tissues from used paper cups.

  • Entered into collaboration with companies, authorities and organizations to combat deforestation and promote responsible forestry by Russia.

  • Launch of a pilot project using green hydrogen for the production of CO₂-free fabrics in the Mainz-Kostheim fabric factory, Germany.

  • Start of fabric production in Edet Bruk in Sweden using biogas to replace natural gas, making Edet Bruk the world’s first tissue paper mill with zero fossil CO₂ emissions.

Essity’s ambition is to improve the well-being of people all over the world through its hygiene and health products while reducing its environmental impact. Between 2016 and 2021, Essity reduced its carbon emissions by 15% under Science Based Targets, Scope 1 and 2. Essity’s goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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Henrik Sjöström, Media Relations Manager, +46 727 15 77 85, [email protected]

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