Essity has the following four business units:
Consumer Goods, which offers consumer tissue, baby care and feminine care in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Health and Medical Solutions, which offers incontinence products in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa and medical solutions in Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa.
Latin America, which offers consumer tissue, baby care, incontinence products, medical solutions, feminine care and professional hygiene in Latin America.
Professional Hygiene, which offers professional hygiene in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa.
In addition to the business units, Essity has established three global units:
Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability has global responsibility for customer and consumer brands, innovation and sustainability and public affairs.
Global Manufacturing has global responsibility for production and technology concerning all product categories with the exception of medical solutions.
Global Operational Services has global responsibility for sourcing, logistics, business services, IT and digitalization.
Essity’s business units and global units adhere to the principle of distinct decentralization of responsibility and authority.The business units and the global units are responsible for managing and developing their respective operations through established objectives and strategies, a process that is also centrally coordinated.
The business units are responsible for their operating results, capital and cash flow. The business and earnings position is followed up by the entire Executive Management Team on a monthly basis. Each quarter, business review meetings are conducted during which the management of each business unit personally meets with the President and the CFO. These meetings function as a complement to the daily monitoring of operations. Through working procedures and terms of reference, a number of issues of material significance are placed under the control of the CEO and the company’s Board of Directors.
Essity reports its operations according to three business areas: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene.