Essity requires that suppliers use Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) to conduct a self-assessment linked to working conditions, environment, business ethics and health and safety. Suppliers of raw materials and finished products located in countries that Sedex considers high-risk countries undergo an ethical audit that focus on areas such as human rights, employment conditions and corruption. The preferred audit format is SMETA audit (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which is the most widely used method in the world for social and ethical audits

Below you can read more about how we work with due diligence to mitigate risks related to our suppliers as well as our climate actions and net zero ambitions, that we expect all of our suppliers to join and support.