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Essity’s overall objectives are to:
Annual Organic Sales Growth1
Adjusted Return on Capital Employed2
Capital Structure Policy
To have an effective capital structure at the same time that the long-term access to debt financing is ensured. Cash flow in relation to net debt shall take into account the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating
Aims to provide long-term stable and rising dividends to its shareholders. When cash flow from current operations exceeds what the company can invest in profitable expansion over the long-term – and under the condition that the capital structure target is met – the surplus shall be distributed to the shareholders
1 Excluding exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestments.
2 Adjusted return on capital employed is accumulated return on capital employed and is calculated as 12-month rolling operating profit before amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets/EBITA, excluding items affecting comparability, as a percentage of average capital employed for the five most recent quarters.
Essity’s people targets relate to:
Essity’s nature targets focus on: