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Essity's Annual and Sustainability Report 2019: Our Strengths

Essity is improving well-being and contributing to a sustainable and circular society
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Essity’s vision is: Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. We achieve this by offering our solutions to more people around the world, by constantly improving our customer and consumer offering and by promoting awareness of hygiene and health. We develop production, offerings and business models to contribute to a sustainable and circular society, which also creates new business opportunities for Essity. We have the highest MSCI ESG rating.

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Essity's Annual and Sustainability Report 2019

Essity reports sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines for GRI Reporting Standards: Core.

Essity reports sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines for GRI Reporting Standards: Core.

The Report has been structured in accordance with GRI principles, meaning that the content is determined by the issues that are most material to Essity and its stakeholders, and that the content provides a complete overview of the operations. 

In addition to the information published in the Annual and Sustainability Report you can below find additional information about Essity's:  

Goodyear Increases Transparency, Progresses Toward Goals in Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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AKRON, Ohio, September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company released its annual report on corporate responsibility performance. The report summarizes the company’s actions in 2019 that demonstrate Goodyear’s continued commitment to ethical and sustainable processes, materials and programs that can help people, communities and the environment. 

Infographic: Earth Overshoot Day 2020

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Human demands on nature have been steadily rising since the 1900’s. In 2020,for the first time ever, we reduced our annual demand by almost 10%. Now imagine what we can achieve if we make this a priority. Today, Humanity’s Ecological Footprint is much higher than the Earth can renew. Earth Overshoot Day is an annual observance of the date when our demand on nature surpasses our planet’s capacity to provide. 

Truist's First Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights Significant Merger, Diversity Commitments

Report Shares Key Diversity, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Performance and Ongoing Support of Pandemic Relief, Racial Equity
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today released its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report following the historic merger of equals between BB&T and SunTrust in December of last year. The report reveals the new company’s near and long-term approaches for its economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact.

Accounting for a Sustainable World: Why Quality Disclosure Is Required

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 have reminded us that we are an interconnected global community.  While this crisis rightly has dominated our attention, we must not lose sight of progress on the broader aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.  Like the pandemic, our response must transcend national boundaries, engage the public and private sectors – and the pace has to quicken.

Visa Details Global Leadership and Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Fifth annual report shares the company’s progress in building inclusive economic development, advancing secure commerce, championing environmental sustainability and investing in employees

September 1, 2020 - Visa released its latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report, which provides a yearly progress update of its ongoing commitments to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership across the company’s most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As outlined in its latest report, Visa continued to demonstrate its commitment to positive societal impact through the combined efforts across its business and employees.

Baker Hughes Reports Progress Toward Energy Transition and Net Zero Carbon Emissions


August 31, 2020 - Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) announced today the release of its 2019 Report on Corporate Responsibility. The report highlights performance data for the full year 2019 in the areas of planet, people, and principles, and includes Baker Hughes’ contributions to the energy transition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Walmart's 2020 ESG Efforts: Making Important Progress Toward Positive Societal, Environmental Change

By Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
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I am excited to let you know that today we released Walmart’s 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which covers the fiscal year ending on Jan. 31, 2020 (FY2020).

Business Lessons From a Small Virus on a Big Planet

By Mathis Wackernagel & Kevin Self

In an e-book produced for this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network spelled out why "one-planet prosperity" — the need for all to thrive within the limited capacity of our planet — is an ever-more-defining context for businesses, and one that can be quantified and monitored. It is the essence of Schneider Electric’s strategy but it also applies to any other business that wants to invest into its own longevity. It is the logical reaction to the shifting context of ecological overuse.


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