To Essity it is crucial to provide products that are attractive to our customers. As a preferred sustainable business partner, we have high standards for quality, innovation, product safety and sustainability.
We are committed to continually improving our performance in the areas covered by this Global Supplier Standard. In selecting suppliers, we look at performance, we require compliance and we work to achieve continuous improvements and overall commitment. As a leading producer of hygiene and health products, we not only focus on our own performance, but also on that of our suppliers and if needed also others further down in the supply chain.
Although the Global Supplier Standard is based on internationally recognized standards and management systems, it also includes specific Essity requirements. Furthermore, certain customer requests can entail additional requirements for selected suppliers.
Demands from the market, from partners, consumers, end users, investors, NGOs, regulators and the general public are becoming increasingly stringent, as do the demands for transparency, to conduct supply chain due diligence, to document and to follow up. We believe that the Global Supplier Standard will make requirements clearer for both Essity and our suppliers, so that together, we can satisfy these evolving demands and provide products we can all be proud of, meeting or exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Jessica Nordlinder, Vice President Global Sourcing