Essity B 294 (-0.5 SEK) on 29-Nov-2021 13:09

Select region

Global Site

By investing in hygiene and health, we not only consider equality and human dignity, we also invest in social progress.

Personal story

Gert Bagge shares his personal story of experiencing bladder leakage as a consequence of prostate cancer and how he is overcoming social obstacles. Watch the full video here.

“To us, societal implications are what hygiene and health is all about. Often, the resources required are much less than we might think.”

Educating on incontinence

‘Banakekele’ is a TENA education in South Africa; mobile pop-up clinics with advice, samples and basic health checks.


Hygiene & Health Report 2018/19

The report highlights the importance of prioritizing hygiene and health throughout the life course. It shows how efforts can contribute not only to personal well-being but also to societal development, ie contribute to UN SDGs. 

It also aims to influence public policy to raise hygiene and health standards globally.

Read the report:
English | French | Spanish | Swedish | Russian | German


WSSCC & Essity Collaboration

WSSCC and Essity aim to collaborate around improving hygiene and health standards across the life course. WSSCC is the only part of the UN devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene & health needs. We aim to complement our subject matter knowledge and expertise, to build credibility and enhance our common network and access to relevant decision makers and foras.


Health and Hygiene Insights 2018/19


Good hygiene is good economy

In UK, £11 million each year can be saved by educating teachers, students and parents about good hygiene practices in school washrooms.


Explore the results from the Essentials Initiative Survey 2018 and test your knowledge! How do you think people answered?