Essity and the United Nations Foundation lead dialogue on UN’s sustainable development goals

Today, the hygiene and health company Essity will open the annual meeting of the United Nations Foundation’s dialogue on the UN’s sustainable development goals. The meeting will be held at the UN headquarters in New York and bring together the business community, governments, authorities, civil society and NGOs to exchange experiences and perspectives on how to achieve the global sustainable development goals.  

Essity’s products, knowledge and commitment contributes to raising the hygiene and health standard throughout the world. Last year, the company educated 2.5 million people about menstruation, puberty, hand hygiene, incontinence care and parenting. For the third consecutive year, Essity is the convening partner to the UN Foundation global dialogue, where the partnership aims to increase well-being through hygiene and health. Essity has also invited a number of customers to create a common understanding of the development goals and the responsibility we can take together. 

The global dialogue is important for sharing knowledge and identifying further concrete opportunities progressing from words to action. When UN launched its 17 sustainable development goals three years ago, a clear framework was established to meet the challenges of the world. For Essity, six of the goals are closely linked to our hygiene and health business,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.

The dialogue will include a number of separate seminars, with Essity leading one entitled “The power of partnership to save lives from preventable deaths: the business case for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)”.  

For further information, please contact:

Per Lorentz, Vice President Corporate Communications, +46 8 788 52 51, per.lorentz@essity.com

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through products and services, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 47,000 employees and net sales in 2018 amounted to approximately SEK 118.5bn (EUR 11.6bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.