Essity Releases Green Response Report 2021 to COVID-19

Insights on how Covid changed the way we live and act

At Essity we continuously conduct research among the general public to understand behaviors and attitudes related to hygiene and health, and how that impacts the world around us. Our Green Response report seeks to understand if the lifestyle changes demanded by the global pandemic have impacted the way in which international communities feel and behave towards the environment. What is the link between COVID-19 and the environment?

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Essity Publishes Campaign Sustainability Report 2021

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STOCKHOLM, March 9, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Hygiene and health company Essity has published its Annual and Sustainability Report for 2021 on

Sales growth was strong during the year and net sales amounted to approximately SEK 122bn. Essity continued to capture market shares and reported strong e-commerce growth. Six acquisitions were completed, of which four in Medical Solutions. Price increases and cost savings have been implemented to offset the strong cost inflation.

Essity Green Response Report Shows Substantial Change in Consumer Behaviour Towards Environment


The COVID-19 pandemic forced a sudden and disruptive change in the everyday behaviours and attitudes of communities throughout the world. The importance of hygiene and health quickly ascended to the top of the priority list for millions as lockdowns and restrictions were introduced to slow the spread of the virus. Consequently, worldwide travel grounded to a halt and nature was given a potential lifeline opportunity to thrive.

As a leading global hygiene and health company, Essity continuously looks to research and understand how consumer behaviours and attitudes evolve.

Essity Honors Employees: Barrier Breaker Award 2021

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We received 157 incredible nominations for the Essity Barrier Breaker Awards 2021.

Each initiative showcased how our employees contribute to better lives for individuals and communities around us. The winners in all four categories are:

Essity Recognized by CDP for Its Supplier Engagement in Fight Against Climate Change

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STOCKHOLM, March 7, 2022, /3BL Media/ - The hygiene and health company Essity has been recognized as Supplier Engagement Leader by the global non-profit environmental organization CDP. The award addresses how Essity successfully has worked with its suppliers in the fight against climate change.

Essity Included in Sustainability Yearbook 2022

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STOCKHOLM, February 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The hygiene and health company Essity has been included in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook 2022. In its review of more than 7,000 companies globally, Essity received silver medal within the category Household Products, and is ranked as one of the 150 most sustainable companies.

Essity in Collaboration for Responsible Forest Operations in Russia

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STOCKHOLM, February 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The hygiene and health company Essity is collaborating with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action initiative to further strengthen responsible forest management, nurture high conservation value forests and increase the certification of forest operations in north-western Russia. Deforestation is a major topic at the ongoing climate summit COP26 in Glasgow, since deforestation and forest degradation affect climate change on a large scale.

Tork PaperCircle Closes the Loop for Used Paper Hand Towels at COP26


Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, and maker of the Tork brand, announced that its circular service, Tork PaperCircle, was showcased and used at more than 80 washrooms at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). This two-week long, global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland marked a decisive moment for climate action, with a specific focus on scaling circular initiatives to decarbonize the economy and lead the way to tackle climate change. 

Tork Interactive Clean Hospital Training and Tork Clean Hands Training Win Innovation of the Year Award at ISSA Show North America 2021

Tork, alongside leading behavioral scientist and experts, developed innovative hygiene trainings to help address critical needs of Environmental Services (EVS), Infection Prevention and Control, and all other Healthcare professionals.
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Tork® Interactive Clean Hospital Training and Tork Clean Hands Training were named Innovation of the Year at the ISSA Show 2021 North America in Las Vegas. The two free virtual trainings from Tork, the global leader in workplace hygiene and an Essity brand, help address two key needs in healthcare: improving surface cleaning and hand hygiene compliance, both of which support infection prevention and control, and ultimately, contribute to better patient outcomes.

Essity Survey Reveals USA Consumers' Increased Focus on Sustainability in a Post-pandemic World

An unexpected outcome of the pandemic: companies’ environmentally friendly practices influence purchasing and lifestyle decisions
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PHILADELPHIA, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company with more than 3,100 U.S.


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