Essity publishes Annual and Sustainability Report 2021


Hygiene and health company Essity is publishing its Annual and Sustainability Report for 2021. «Sustainability is a strategic priority for long-term profitable growth. Our initiatives contribute to a better environment while increasing Essity’s competitiveness», president and CEO Magnus Groth said. «During the year, we raised our ambitions and have, for example, committed to achieving net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. The most important areas have been identified and a plan for target fulfilment drawn up for Science Based Targets 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Actions will be taken throughout the value chain, from raw materials, production and distribution to used products. Fossil fuel is being replaced at several of Essity’s production facilities with, for example, hydrogen from renewable sources, biogas and geothermal steam, which have a lower environmental impact. Between 2016 and 2021, we reduced our carbon emissions under Science Based Targets, Scope 1 and 2, by 15%».