Essity Annual and Sustainability Report: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Essity respects biodiversity and ecosystems by promoting sustainable forestry operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste, and improving water use and water quality. As part of a major analysis of our impact on biodiversity, biodiversity was integrated into Essity’s overall risk management in 2021. Reduced material use and alternative materials As a means of reducing wood fiber purchases, we strive to reduce material use in our solutions. We are investing in new technology to increase the possibility of utilizing a larger share of recycled and alternative materials. One step…

Read More

Essity Launches Green Hydrogen Pilot for CO\2\-free Tissue Production

Hygiene and health company Essity is launching a pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen in the company’s production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany. For this purpose, natural gas is successively replaced by green hydrogen on the site’s largest paper machine during ongoing production. The project is the first of this magnitude in the paper industry. Essity’s investment in the pilot project amounts to EUR 4m (approximately SEK 40m). Essity is starting to use green hydrogen in its production processes. The Essity site in Mainz-Kostheim is testing…

Read More

Credit Suisse, Essity and Heineken sign up to WFA’s Planet Pledge

Credit Suisse, Essity and Heineken have signed up to the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, a commitment to using the power of marketing as a force for positive change both internally and with the consumers who buy their products and services. The scheme now covers 25 multinationals, including Bayer, Danone, Diageo, Ikea, L’Oréal, Mastercard, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Sanofi and Unilever representing an estimated $43bn in global ad spend. At the same time, two more national advertiser associations – RVD (Turkey) and OWM (Germany) – have joined forces with the…

Read More

Essity Commits to Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

Hygiene and health company Essity presents new and updated sustainability targets including a commitment to develop targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. This includes raising the ambition level of Essity’s current Science Based Targets. Other updated targets include sustainable innovations, occupational safety and responsible sourcing. The net-zero ambition means that Essity will join the U.N. Global Compact’s “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” to develop targets to reach net zero emissions by 2050 for the entire value chain, in line with Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)…

Read More

Essity and McDonald’s are closing the loop for paper cups in Germany

Hygiene and health company Essity and McDonald’s are writing circular history with a recycling project that turns used paper cups into a new resource. Starting in 2020, the project consisting of a team from Essity, logistics partner HAVI, and McDonald’s Deutschland LLC, has piloted different opportunities to give paper cup waste a new life. The pilot showed that Essity can successfully use the paper cups, after they have been shredded, as material for some of their mills and turn them into Tork branded toilet paper. “It’s exciting to work with…

Read More