In ‘A World of Sustainable Products’ we have collected 20 of our sustainable innovations that we currently bringing to the market and rolling out, supporting driving sustainable value for consumers and users.
We have created a fictive 3D animation where you see all our products in action in different settings like work, home, office, restaurant, hospital and gym; places where you will find our high-quality products in action.
For more details, you can click on the links for each innovation below.
The world needs to accelerate its efforts in transitioning to a circular economy. We are contributing by developing the world’s first paper hand towel recycling service, enabling our customers to reduce the carbon emissions from their paper hand towel usage by up to 40%.
We provide millions of people with essential hygiene products, and as such, we have a responsibility to sustainably source fibers for these essentials. We have begun working with innovative technology that enables us to produce high-quality tissue from wheat straw using less water and energy.
We undertake life-cycle assessments to ensure resource-efficient production across our product range. This has helped us reduce the carbon footprint on our Ultra Towel menstrual pads, for example, by 14%.
Our Feminine Care brands strive to provide women with opportunities to choose the period product that best suits their lifestyle and respond to women’s diverse needs more sustainably. We developed a menstrual cup product range to provide 12-hour protection and its durability reduces waste.
In response to increasing market demand for reusable hygiene products, we began producing absorbent, washable underwear lines for incontinence management and menstrual care.
To further assist everyday people in staying safe and healthy amongst today’s health challenges, Essity has begun producing face masks in its retail and Professional Hygiene businesses.
Incontinence can affect people at any age for a multitude of reasons. The SENS-U innovation is a wearable ultrasound sensor for children with continence issues that measures urine levels in the bladder and provides a notification to the user when they need to use the toilet.
Individualized continence care and correct product usage in nursing homes can reduce waste and save up to 13 weeks of caregiver time annually. So we work with nursing and care staff to share expertise on optimized continence management.
Incontinence affects 4–8% of adults and with our aging population, we need smart, efficient continence management solutions that prevent waste. We have developed TENA SmartCare Change Indicators, which are wearable devices that indicate to caregivers when a patient’s diaper needs changing without the need for labor-intensive physical checks.
We make facial tissues that are gentle on skin and the environment. Our Tempo Natural & Soft Tissues are made from 100% biodegradable fibers of natural and controlled origin with no added fragrances, dyes or allergens.
Customized compression garments that ensure a perfect fit can improve compliance in patients with lymphedema. Our phlebological leg scanner, JOBST® LEXpert®360 uses infrared technology to accurately measure a patient's limbs and our advanced 3D knitting technology ensures precise sculpting of compression garments around contours of the body.
For secure stabilization, Actimove provides a broad range of innovative, medically engineered braces and supports. The excellent quality products are reliable, thoroughly tested and tailored to meet the individual patient’s needs.
Our Professional Hygiene team also works to help our customers reduce unnecessary waste. Single sheet dispensing units cut down on waste by reducing paper consumption by up to 37%.
There is a critical market gap where buyers know to beware of toxic or ineffective hand sanitizers but are hard-pressed to quickly and easily identify safer options. Green Seal certification gives consumers, purchasers and facility managers confidence that they are buying a hand sanitizer that has been independently verified to the highest standard for health, safety and effectiveness.
57% of people worldwide have increased their expectations of hygiene levels in public toilets since the pandemic. Our Professional Hygiene team have innovated solutions like Tork Vision Cleaning to use real-time data to help cleaners work smarter in targeting urgent needs, boosting hygiene and quality, and reducing waste – all while maximizing efficiency and creating safer environments.
When faced with orthopedic trauma, optimal care is essential for the best healing possible. As the global market leader in fracture management, Delta-Cast has a comprehensive and innovative portfolio including durable casts and waterproof cast padding so patients can maintain hygiene as they heal.
It is estimated that unless action is taken, resistant bacteria could cause up to 10-million lives per year by 2050. Our brand Leukoplast is playing a crucial role in the prevention of infection and cross-transmission with the world’s first spools and snap rings that actively fight against germs.
Over 34 million people worldwide suffer from chronic wounds which can be difficult to manage for patients and carers alike. Our Medical Solutions team has developed easy-to-use wound care solutions that prevent infections – empowering professionals to help their patients heal quickly and effectively for the best possible patient outcome.