A Look into Essity’s 2020 Annual and Sustainability Report

BSCC Patron member Essity have published their ‘Annual and Sustainability Report 2020’ which follows on from the company’s mission statement: to sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added products and services within hygiene and health. This is being achieved by striving for 100% recyclability of all brand packaging (including TORK, TENA and Lotus) and sourcing fresh fiber from certified wood-based supply chains. The company’s 46,000 employees, representing sales of 121,752 SEKm, have emerged stronger after a year of lockdown restrictions and Groth, the President and CEO, praised his team as having “shown an amazing commitment and ability to quickly adapt to help raise the global hygiene and health standard and position Essity for future growth”.

The annual report also highlighted Essity’s specific focus on six of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For instance, the focus on improving ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ is being promoted through a corporate culture of considering the circular society in day-to-day business practices. In 2020, 64% of their innovations resulted in social and/or environmental improvements; the firm also launched their first washable absorbent underwear whilst additionally improving the proportion of renewable material in the packaging. You can read the full report here.

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