The approved reduction goals includes absolute targets for energy, electricity, transports, raw materials, suppliers and waste. For energy use within the company and purchased electricity (scope 1 and 2), Essity commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2016 base-year. Essity commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from purchased key raw materials, transport, waste generated in operations and end-of-life treatment of sold products (scope 3), by 18% by 2030 from a 2016 base-year.

In 2019 we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions for scope 1 and scope 2 by -5% and for scope 3 by -3%. Emissions for scope 3 are calculated using data from the company's value chain and Essity therefore presents data from 2018.