STOCKHOLM, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Health and hygiene company Essity has been included in S&P Global’s 2022 Sustainability Yearbook. In its review of over 7,000 companies worldwide, Essity received silver in the Household Products category and is ranked among the 150 most sustainable companies.
S&P Global is an international finance and analysis firm that annually reviews the world’s most sustainable companies. Each company responds to a comprehensive questionnaire which is analyzed alongside public data on environmental, social and governance, ESG issues.
“We have a strong focus on our sustainability work and reducing our carbon footprint, while increasing the well-being of more people around the world. Our ambitious goals challenge our entire organization to continuously identify new solutions and standards in our industry,” said Josephine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications, Essity.
Essity’s activities in 2021 included:
Start of production of fabrics using alternative fibres, such as wheat straw, at the Mannheim plant, Germany.
Investment in improving the recycling of food and beverage packaging at the Hondoville plant, Francethe company can thus recycle 24,000 tonnes of packaging per year.
Invested in the world’s first tissue paper machine running a fully geothermal steam drying process at the Kawerau plant, New Zealand.
Initiated a collaboration with McDonald’s in Germany to make tissues from used paper cups.
Entered into collaboration with companies, authorities and organizations to combat deforestation and promote responsible forestry by Russia.
Launch of a pilot project using green hydrogen for the production of CO₂-free fabrics in the Mainz-Kostheim fabric factory, Germany.
Start of fabric production in Edet Bruk in Sweden using biogas to replace natural gas, making Edet Bruk the world’s first tissue paper mill with zero fossil CO₂ emissions.
Essity’s ambition is to improve the well-being of people all over the world through its hygiene and health products while reducing its environmental impact. Between 2016 and 2021, Essity reduced its carbon emissions by 15% under Science Based Targets, Scope 1 and 2. Essity’s goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
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