Through our business operations and expertise, we are committed to supporting the delivery of the SDGs. This creates business opportunities for Essity while contributing to a better world. Innovations, partnerships and new ways of thinking are essential. By partnering with others who share the same challenges and opportunities, we will create synergies that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

We believe that work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little bit better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.

The prioritized SDGs are: 3. Health and well-being, 5. Gender equality, 6. Water and sanitation, 12. Sustainable consumption and production, 13. Climate action and 15. Life on Land.

  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being

    Goal 3: Good health and well-being

    Enable more people every day to enjoy a fuller life by offering access to sustainable hygiene and health solutions and providing hygiene and health education.

  • Goal 5: Gender equality

    Goal 5: Gender equality

    Breaking taboos around issues like menstruation and incontinence. Enable those affected, such as women, girls, men and care-giving relatives, to fully participate in society.

  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

    Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

    Improve access to sustainable hygiene solutions where needed. Aim for efficient water management throughout the whole life cycle.

  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    Contribute to a sustainable and circular society. Ensuring resource efficiency, product and service design with a life cycle perspective. We want to continuously improve the sustainability profile of our innovations and secure safe, environmentally and socially sound materials in our products.

  • Goal 13: Climate action

    Goal 13: Climate action

    Focus on carbon reduction throughout the life cycle, from responsible forest management, to energy in supplier’s and Essity production, to the products we deliver to our consumers and customers.

  • Goal 15: Life on land

    Goal 15: Life on land

    Responsibly use of fiber and other materials from sustainable and renewable resources. Essity is committed to responsible forest management and to preserve the biodiversity of our forests.

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, (also called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) are a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. There are 17 goals, each with a number of targets that are continuously followed up. The goals and targets are aimed at stimulating action over the years until 2030 in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

    The SDGs were adopted by the UN in 2015.