Essity recognized by CDP as world leader for its action on water and forests
Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, has been recognized as a global leader for its action on water and forests and received the highest score from CDP, an international not-for-profit charity that promotes a more sustainable economy. From thousands of participating companies, Essity is one of only four to qualify for CDP’s A List for both Water and Forests.
CDP conducts independent surveys of thousands of companies, and the risks and opportunities associated with their climate, water and forest management practices. CDP’s A-Lists are compiled on behalf of 827 signatory investors, representing assets of USD 100 trillion. Essity has received the highest score in CDP’s water program for its transparency about efforts to promote sustainable water usage, and the highest score in CDP’s forests program for its management of efforts to address deforestation in the supply chain.
“We are continuously trying to improve and develop our work with responsible fiber sourcing and management of water risks. It is very gratifying that this work has been recognized. As one of only four companies in the world to receive the highest score for our efforts in both of these areas, our work is not only benefitting our own business, it is also contributing to a more sustainable world,” says Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Essity.
“We would like to congratulate those companies that have joined the A Lists this year. It is inspiring to see the number of companies that have raised their ambitions and taken major steps to manage their environmental risks and link this work to a more sustainable economy. The leadership of these companies is paving the way for others to take action and benefit from the opportunities this brings,” says Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP.
Essity also received a very high score (A-) for its management of climate-change risk. The scores and ratings of all participating companies are available on CDP’s website www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017
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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at www.essity.com.