Essity focuses on profitable growth in order to generate long-term value for our shareholders. The goal for annual organic sales growth is above 3%. In 2020, the earlier target for adjusted return on capital employed was achieved and the target was raised to above 17% by 2025. In line with Essity’s dividend policy, we aim to provide long-term stable and rising dividends to our shareholders. Essity’s target is to have an effective capital structure and maintain a solid investment grade rating.
Essity aims to enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life by raising hygiene and health standards around the world. To succeed, we are constantly striving to further develop and improve our offering and provide more people access to our solutions. We are working intensively to break barriers surrounding hygiene and health that exist in our society. We do this through training courses and collaborations, and through marketing and providing information.
Essity strives to reduce resource consumption and toward efficient recycling or composting of our hygiene and health products. We are working to develop offerings and business models that contribute to a sustainable and circular society, which also creates new business opportunities for Essity. Essity’s targets for carbon emission reductions are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We are striving for 100% recyclability of our packaging. Our target for sourcing of fresh fiber means all wood-based fresh fiber in our products and packaging is to be FSC® or PEFC™ certified.
Our employees are our main asset and we strive continuously to develop our corporate culture, expertise and leadership to create the best possible conditions for a successful Essity. All Essity employees are to be treated fairly and respectfully. We value and work to increase diversity. We offer career opportunities in a leading global hygiene and health company that is breaking barriers to well-being in the world.