How can we build a cleaner, happier, greener, healthier future?
Our products and solutions are used by a broad set of individuals, large corporations, and healthcare organizations. If we take a stance, we can reduce our waste, develop new technologies, and stimulate learning. Being at the forefront of sustainability and digitalization is therefore essential for us and our operations. By creating more from less, we can reach circularity and commit to our vision toward improving well-being around the world.
As a global company that works daily with improving people's health and hygiene standards, our actions significantly impact societies worldwide. How we choose to act can challenge mindsets, production processes, and outdated solutions. Essity thereby plays a crucial role in shaping a more sustainable and modern future. If we strive towards continuous advancements, we can work with customers, partners, governments, and other organizations to reach a circular and more aware society. We hope that our initiatives will inspire others and set standards for future generations.
By expanding access in emerging markets, scaling up tech, and reducing emissions, we are shaping the future of hygiene and health today.
We provide nurses, cleaners, and parents worldwide with support to improve each day the lives of their patients, guests, and children.
We digitalize to improve poor hygiene standards, break taboos, and rethink outdated solutions.
Together, we can deliver sustainable solutions, make more from less, and contribute to a circular society. Our goal is to reach Zero Waste in all production facilities by 2030.
We empower sustainable societies, sourcing renewable alternatives, and innovating reusable personal care.
In Mexico, 1/5 of schools lack adequate washroom facilities. Together with Unicef Mexico, we prioritize school hygiene and menstrual health education.
Over ½ worry that poor hand hygiene in hospitals might lead to the spread of infection. Together with hand hygiene experts and researchers, we develop engaging Virtual Reality hand hygiene training for healthcare workers.
44% of UK children avoid using the toilet at school each week. Together with teachers, parents, students, and hygiene experts, we find actionable solutions that improve toilet hygiene and student health.
87% of Hungarian parents think it's important to raise their children in homes where hygiene tasks are shared by all. Together with consumers, we spark conversations to question gendered hygiene stereotypes.
47% of people are worried about antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Together with United Nations Foundation, we create awareness around AMR. With healthcare experts, we develop wound care technology that manages and prevents infections.
1 in 5 girls in the Arab region didn’t know what periods were when they first got them. Together with gynecologists and psychologists, we facilitate open conversations on this topic contributing to improving girls’ and women's health.
80% of Saudi women think the Arabic phrase for menopause “Age of Despair” needs to be changed. Together with endorsers like United Nations Population Fund, we aim to change the way people think about menopause and incontinence.
400 million people worldwide suffer from incontinence. Together with healthcare experts, we develop user-friendly and skin-sensitive incontinence products that support people to feel confident and protected in their daily lives.
86% of consumers have avoided public toilets in the last year. Together with customers, we develop data-driven cleaning to secure availability, improve customer service and cleaners' efficiency.
Almost 1/3 of all people that care for an elderly relative, care for a person with incontinence. Together with healthcare workers and caregivers, we develop smart solutions for dignified care with sensors that track and notify urinary saturation.
Around 42% of breast cancer survivors will develop lymphedema. Together with patients and phlebologists, we innovate compression garments that support better health and greater well-being.
Bladder and bowel issues affect over 900 000 UK children. Together with tech start-up Novioscan, we develop wearable ultrasound devices that help children manage their bladder.
39% of consumers would recycle hygiene products more in knowing for sure that they will be recycled. Together with customers, we roll-out large-scale hand paper towel recycling services to support a circular society.
54% of consumers have higher demand on companies' sustainability effort. Together with engineers, we work on solutions and new ideas to support the ambition that zero waste from our production sites go to landfill by 2030.