STOCKHOLM, Sept. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Essity, the global hygiene and health company, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices. Essity has qualified for inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, and has also been named industry leader in the Household Products sector.
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 part of Essity’s business model. We want to promote a more sustainable and circular society, and that requires everyone to think in new innovative ways. Essity being named an industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index affirms that our sustainability and innovation efforts have been successful,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.
Companies included in the various Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are assessed according economic, environmental and social performance parameters.
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our 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 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.