Essity B 240.3 (-2.4 SEK) on 27-Feb-2024 12:59


Essity at a Glance

The name Essity stems from the words “essentials” and “necessities”. Hygiene and health are the essence of well-being. As a leading global hygiene and health company, we offer products and services that make a difference every day in people’s lives. That is why we are called Essity.

Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and as of December 31, 2022 had a market capitalization of SEK 192 billion. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Actimove, JOBST, Knix, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, TOM Organic, Vinda and Zewa.

Trends such as longer life expectancy, higher living standards and greater awareness of hygiene and health support Essity’s future growth. The focus is on growing, both organically and through acquisitions, within categories and adjacent product areas with high profitability. Essity strives to increase sales in emerging markets where the use of hygiene and health products is rising.

Successful innovations, digital transformation, strong growth in e-commerce, a leading sustainability work, efficiency improvements and a winning culture contribute to increased customer and consumer value and profitable growth.

Our purpose is to break barriers to well-being for the benefit of consumers, patients, care givers, and customers across the globe. As well as for the benefit of society and the planet. As a business, we pursue global and local initiatives to raise awareness and standards for hygiene and health to drive social impact. By gathering insights, sharing experiences and partnering with other organizations, we provide knowledge and promotes a public dialogue about societal challenges relating to hygiene and health.

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Essity’s three business areas:

Health & Medical

Health & Medical includes the categories Incontinence Products Health Care and Medical Solutions, with sales in the healthcare sector. The offering includes incontinence products, wound care, compression therapy, orthopedics, skincare products and digital solutions with sensor technology.

Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods includes the categories Incontinence Products Retail, Baby Care, Feminine Care and Consumer Tissue, with sales in the retail trade. The offering includes incontinence products, pads, diapers, wet wipes, skin cream, intimate soaps, leakproof apparel, menstrual cups, toilet paper, household towels, handkerchiefs, facial tissues and napkins.

Professional Hygiene

Professional Hygiene includes the categories Tissue, Services & Solutions and Wiping & Cleaning as well as Soaps & Sanitizers, with sales to distributors and other companies. The offering includes toilet paper, paper hand towels, napkins, hand soap, hand lotion, hand sanitizers, dispensers, and cleaning and wiping products.

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*Relates to average number of part-time and full-time employees during the year and calculated as an average over five quarters.

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*Exluding items affecting comparability.

Essity headquarters postal address:

Essity Aktiebolag (publ) Box 200 101 23 STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Essity headquarters visitor address:

Klarabergsviadukten 63 STOCKHOLM, Sweden​​