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Essity enables more people every day to enjoy a fuller life by offering access to sustainable hygiene and health solutions and providing hygiene and health education.
We are committed to responsible forest management and we require our suppliers to fulfil rigorous criteria stated in our Global Supplier Standard.

Way forward

All fiber used in our products will be FSC and/or PEFC certified or fulfill the FSC’s standard for controlled wood.  
 
FSC/PEFC certification of own production and suppliers. New fiber target set and being implemented for all products and packaging.
 
Continuously secure responsible use of other renewable ingredients and materials such as palm oil and /renewable plastics.

Outcome:

  • In 2016, 2,6 million tons of fresh fiber were delivered as timber, pulp, packaging, mother reels and products from a third party. 71% of fiber was FSC/PEFC certified, 28% fulfilled FSC criteria for controlled timber and 1% came from controlled suppliers.
  • At year-end 2016, 46% of the hygiene operations’ procurement spend was sourced from suppliers committed to the criteria specified in Essity’s global supplier standard

Example of partnership:

FSC
 
VIA (Value and Impact Analysis of Certification Standards)

Essity´s Fiber sourcing and Code of conduct (supply chain) target:

  • All fresh wood fiber-based raw material in our products will be FSC® or PEFC™ certified, or fulfill the FSC’s standard for controlled wood.
  • We evaluate all of our supply streams from a total risk perspective. By 2020, we aim to source 100% of our procurement spend from suppliers committed to the criteria specifi ed in our Global Supplier Standard.