Essity B 291.3 (+4.9 SEK) on 21-Mar-2023 12:34



Innovation is deeply embedded in our company’s strategy and business model.

The power of mindful communication


Under current circumstances, mindful communication across borders, cultures, and backgrounds is more important than ever for building a harmonious and connected world. We can demonstrate greater compassion and unity by speaking 'with' rather than 'to' each other.

International Women's Day (IWD) occurs on March 8, a globally celebrated day and a call to action to accelerate gender equality. Since the first IWD in 1911, many people have gained access to water, sanitation, education, and employment. However, women continue to face challenges, and in a fair world, gender should not determine access to basic hygiene needs.

Innovation and technology are the main topics for IWD 2023, focusing on gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Education is a fundamental human right. Essity creates digital applications to teach children correct hygiene habits from a young age. Teenage girls can join our UNICEF Saba Tork partnership program and gain knowledge from experts, doctors, and patients. Our online education tools from Lymphcare (JOBST), TENA and Libero are available to support people with lymphatic conditions, incontinence, and through Parenting. 

Essity supports the 'Equal Everywhere' campaign that brings together the United Nations Foundation and partners committed to achieving the urgent systemic change needed at all levels, in all countries, to end gender discrimination. Our aim is to build, nurture, and mobilize communities of support for girls and women across and between countries, sectors and communities. Gender should not limit a girl's opportunities for a fulfilling life.

We recently introduced our Studio Taboo, showcasing the incredible stories of individuals who have faced pressure and stigma. These inspiring stories offer representation and empowerment to those in similar situations, creating a community of courage and strength. Together, we can break down the walls of stigma and create a world where all women feel accepted and valued.

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Our brands are redefining marketing initiatives and products to be more inclusive and to ensure everyone feels represented. Recently Modibodi, introduced life-changing absorbent apparel for periods named ‘Inclusive by design’ with period underwear for all genders to normalize the conversation about the breadth of menstrual experiences. 


As a global company, we enforce employee, legal, and sourcing standards to eliminate gender discrimination and promote equality. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy prioritizes getting more women in to middle management positions, accommodating workplace and spaces for employees with different abilities, and of course, we continue to collaborates with public affairs for policy changes for a more inclusive society. Our latest Essentials Talks podcast showcases our commitment to these values.

Together, with the power of our combined efforts, we can pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. Let us join hands and work towards building a better world for ourselves and for generations to come.