Essity included in Sustainability Yearbook 2019

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Leading hygiene and health company Essity have received the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction for excellent sustainability performance. Essity is also qualified for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019 as a top-scoring company in the Household Product industry.

The Sustainability Yearbook Visual 2019
Essity received high scores for its environmental and social reporting, its work with suppliers, its brand work, its innovations and its strategy for emerging markets.

“Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Essity and we are proud to be included in the Sustainability Yearbook and to be named as Industry Movers in RobecoSAMs ranking, says Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President Communications at Essity.

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing and annually assesses the world’s largest companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices. Essity was recently named industry leader in the Household Products sector in the DJSI. 

“We congratulate Essity for achieving a place in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019, a showcase of the world’s best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics. Launched this year under the SAM brand and now with increased public access to the percentile rankings of all companies, the Yearbook remains a highly credible source of corporate sustainability insights”, says Daniel Wild, Co-CEO RobecoSAM.

Every year since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has showcased the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies in each industry. For more information on the Sustainability Leaders in the Household Product industry, read more here.

For further information, please contact:
Henrik Sjöström, Media Relations Manager, +46 8 788 51 36, 

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through 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 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