Retaliation against individuals who submit reports in good faith will not be accepted. We offer our employees a number of internal channels to report violations. Essity’s Code of Conduct includes a section on how the company’s whistleblower system works. All employees have access to the whistleblower system, Essity’s reporting hotline, which is managed by an external party. Essity’s reporting hotline is available 24/7 by phone or online in more than 25 languages. Where permitted by law, breaches can be reported anonymously.
Essity’s Compliance & Ethics department receives all submitted reports from the whistleblower system and is responsible for ensuring that necessary action is taken. Reports are presented regularly to Essity’s Compliance Council and to the Board of Directors.