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Tork Heavy-Duty Cleaning Cloth, 99% Biobased, Receives Two Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2022

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May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The innovative and sustainable cleaning cloth for multipurpose usage which helps to lower environment impact in industry and foodservice environments while improving efficiency, is this year’s overall and category winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Zero Production Waste

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Zero production waste

Essity works actively to turn production waste into a valuable resource with the target to reach zero production waste by 2030.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Resource Efficiency

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Resource efficiency

The global consumption of resources contributes to a growing scarcity of materials and an increase in emissions. At Essity, we have longstanding experience of working with resource efficiency.

Small streams make great rivers. By nurturing a culture of resource efficiency, we have successfully cut emissions from energy use by 15% between 2016 and 2021. When working toward 2050, we must leave no stone unturned and engage all employees on our journey to net zero.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Fossil Fuel Free Production

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Going fossil free in an industry that is traditionally energy intensive is one of our most important and challenging tasks in becoming net zero emitters by 2050. To achieve this, we are committed to redefining the standards of the industry and investing in breakthrough technology.

Investing in decarbonization
A transition to renewable fuels requires alternatives that are not available at scale today. The most interesting alternatives for Essity in the near future include hydrogen, geothermal steam, sustainable biomass and synthetic biogas.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Low-Carbon Raw Materials

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Raw material accounts for a fifth of Essity's emissions. On the journey to net zero, we work to identify and shift to low-carbon materials. At the same time, we act to mitigate deforestation and increase biodiversity.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Sustainable Innovations

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Our leading hygiene and health solutions constitute the core of our business. Together with partners, we use our experience and resources to accelerate innovation to ensure that our portfolio satisfies customer and consumer demands while contributing to a circular society and net zero future.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: For the Well-Being of People and Planet

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Its effects are far-reaching and global. It is also one of the greatest risks to our business. Everyone needs to act now.

We have always worked with sustainability at the core of our business, knowing that what´s good for the people and planet is also good for our business. As one of the world’s leading hygiene and health companies, we have the scale and the reach to take action and contribute to collective action.

Essity Annual and Sustainability Report: Recycling and Less Plastic Use

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To reduce waste arising from Essity’s production and after use, we are developing products and packaging containing less fossil-based plastic and more circular solutions.

Production waste

Essity Annual and Sustainability Report: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

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Essity respects biodiversity and ecosystems by promoting sustainable forestry operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste, and improving water use and water quality. As part of a major analysis of our impact on biodiversity, biodiversity was integrated into Essity’s overall risk management in 2021.

Reduced material use and alternative materials

Essity Annual and Sustainability Report: Reduced Environmental Impact

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Essity is acting to reduce its environmental impact across the value chain from the perspective of, for example, the climate, biodiversity and ecosystems, and also to increase recycling and reduce plastic waste.

Climate impact

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