New Sales Growth Target: As a consequence of higher growth ambition Essity announced a new sales growth target on October 22, 2021. The new growth target is to achieve sales growth of more than 5%. This replaces the previous target of organic sales growth of more than 3%. The target will be reached through the continued implementation of Essity’s strategy: leveraging favorable market trends, increasing market shares through successful innovation and strong brands, expanding the offering and acquisitions in categories with high margins. Growth, both organic and through acquisitions, is prioritized in the Medical Solutions, Incontinence Products, Feminine Care and Professional Hygiene product categories.

New Sustainability Targets: July 16, 2021 Essity presented new and updated sustainability targets including a commitment to develop targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. This includes raising the ambition level of Essity’s current Science Based Targets. Other updated targets include sustainable innovations, occupational safety and responsible sourcing. The outcome of each target will be reported in the Annual and Sustainability Report 2021.