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The holidays look quite different this year given COVID-19. There’s been a lot of changes in guidance over the past nine months, but one message remains the same: wash your hands! Even if you plan to spend the rest of 2020 mostly at home, hand hygiene is still vitally important to the health and safety of you, your family and everyone you meet.
Essity has been recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling deforestation. CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
We are strengthening their dedication to the Global Handwashing Partnership, as a strategic partner
We will feed thousands of families this Thanksgiving by making meal donations on behalf of our employees in our main markets where we have operations. Two meals will be donated per employee, and with over 3,000 employees, a total of approximately 7,000 meals will be donated.
This year has ended up looking different from any other year in so many ways and as America Recycles Day approaches on November 15, now is a great time to remember why recycling is so important. Those items you put in your recycling bin helps produce the essential supplies that we need during this time, including paper towels, toilet paper and packaging. Many businesses that would normally generate large amounts of recyclables now have limited operations due to COVID-19 restrictions, which is why your recycled items are helping to create and maintain manufacturing jobs in our area and beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the importance of proper handwashing. In the early months of the coronavirus shutdown, hand hygiene messaging from the CDC, WHO, state and local public health agencies and the news media was relentless and consistent – wash your hands, before and after just about everything, to help prevent the spread of germs and potential transmission of COVID-19.
American women wash their hands an average of 12.2 times a day compared to 8.3 times a day for men, according to Essity’s Essential Initiative Report
Lori Armitage, a Senior Sales Manager for Essity's Professional Hygiene business has written a chapter in the new book, Women, Let’s Rise, which launches on October 11, the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl. The book features contributed chapters from 20 women across the globe and promotes female empowerment and fulfilment of human rights while highlighting the challenges that women all over the world face.
Our New Partnership with We Are Teachers Will Increase Handwashing Works’ Availability Nationwide as Schools Look for Additional Virtual Learning Resources
Essity, is donated a truckload of Tork® brand paper towels to the American Red Cross to help with the organization’s disaster relief efforts nationwide.
Andrea Di Paola is one of the youngest Vice Presidents in Essity at just 37 years old. And, since he joined the company 8 years ago, he has had an exciting career journey with us. Starting in December 2011 as Operational Excellence Manager EMEA in Gothenburg, he has had a variety of roles during since: Plant Manager and Operational Director in Slovakia,)Vice President of Global Operations based in Munich, and this July, he started a new chapter as Vice President Sales & Marketing Retail Brand Europe and Iberia. Andrea is a shining example that in Essity every career is as unique as the individual and a move from Manufacturing to Sales & Marketing is posible. He took some time to sit with us and tell us about his career and what does it mean to be a leader for Essity.
Over the last 12 months, the Professional Hygiene E-commerce team has made incredible progress to advance the Tork brand’s position on the digital shelf. Denise Vivas, VP E-commerce, reflects on joining Essity and some highlights from the team’s inaugural year.
She shares a look back and her thoughts on the future.
At Essity, we do not only develop innovative products and services - we also make a difference by breaking taboos around incontinence and menstruation, educating children and healthcare professionals about hand hygiene and contribute to a global dialogue on hygiene and health.
Essity and colleagues across the company are promoting the importance of effective hand hygiene and proper wound care in the Wound Warriors campaign.
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing global healthcare problems today, as more and more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials. It is estimated that unless action is taken, the burden of deaths from resistant bacteria could increase to 10 million lives each year by 2050, at a cumulative cost to global economic output of 100 trillion USD.*1
What’s the one thing employees can do to recharge each day? It’s simple – take a lunch break. But many employees think that working through lunch is a way they can show greater commitment to their job. That’s not the case. In fact, it’s just the opposite.
Essity won Tissue World Awards for Best Tissue Marketing Strategy and Most Energy Aware Mill. The awards were announced March 25 at Tissue World Milan, the world’s largest tissue industry event.
Essity’s Bowling Green manufacturing location recently held a check presentation event with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana.During the presentation, four employees, officially donated to the Alzheimer's Association the $1,000 prize they earned after meeting a series of goals in Essity's year-long Safety Index Program.
Gael de Talhouet, Vice President Brand Building, recently sat down with us to share a little of his journey at Essity and the success factors to Brand Building. He gives us a look into how we work across brands and business units, the skills and attitude needed and some of our successes thus far.
Gael has been with Essity for 4 years, bringing a passion for Brand Building, Artificial Intelligence (AI), e-commerce and User Experience (UX), as well as a long track record of developing big brands. Be sure to watch the video to learn more about Gael and how we build superior brand experiences across the whole consumer and customer journey.
Early in 2017 we sat down for an interview with Alfie Ryder who was, at that time, in the Essity apprenticeship program. Since we last spoke with Alfie he has passed his apprenticeship and has moved on to a full-time role as an RST Mechanical Technician at Essity. Alfie took some time earlier this month to tell us about his career journey and how life at Essity is going. Here’s what Alfie had to say.
This year, we celebrate ten years of ESAVE – Essity's energy savings program. However, its more than just a program, it's about a way of working.
The celebration of 25 years partnership with Unicharm took place last week at the Hoogezand Plant in the presence of Board Members of the joint venture as well as Jan Jakob Boersma from the Midden-Groningen Municipality and Hoogezand colleagues who initiated the joint venture back in 1993.
Initially from Colombia, Jennifer Diaz first moved to France to improve her French speaking skills. After deciding to stay in France and complete her master’s in marketing, Jennifer sought out a new challenge as an Essity GO! Graduate in France. A few years later Jennifer is now a Brand Manager for Essity. Jennifer took some time out of her busy schedule to speak to us about her career journey and how her start as a graduate assisted in both her personal development and her role as Brand Manager.
Whether we are working in an office or in a factory, are travelling or working from home, safety must be the number one concern. At Essity, we believe a safe work environment is a happy work environment. We want our employees and customers to know we put safety first in all aspects of working life at Essity. To raise awareness of health and safety issues, last week Essity celebrated Global Safety Week across the company.
With a passion for anything technical from an early age, Charlotte Lion always knew she would end up in engineering. Charlotte initially started at Essity in a traineeship program and, having already lived abroad in Spain, she leapt at the chance to work in the UK for a year. Since then Charlotte has completed her traineeship program moved on and is now a process engineer Essity Operations in Gien, France. As a process engineer, things don’t get much more technical. Charlotte took some time out of her schedule to sit down with us and tell us a bit about her career journey so far.
Two years into his career with Essity, Juan has already learned a lot in the Essity Apprenticeship Program. Juan is 25 and started with Essity in September 2016 in a new position within the Essity apprenticeship scheme as a technical apprentice and he been busy ever since! Nevertheless he took some time out from his studies and work to answer a few questions about his time with Essity so far and reflect on his journey as an apprentice.
Rosa Mercade joined Essity over a year and a half ago and has already had quite a career journey with Essity already in a relatively short period of time.Starting in February 2017 supporting the Retail Team, Rosa now manages her own teams and projects. In the fast-paced and ever changing landscape of Retail, Rosa has to be both flexible and decisive in her role as Retail Brand Manager for Essity, Spain. She took some time to sit with us and tell us about her role and career journey with Essity so far.
At Essity we believe that goodbye doesn’t have to mean the end, with initiatives like the Essity Alumni Network, it could just be the beginning. The Essity Alumni network was first initiated last year with a desire to stay in touch with former Essity employees and provide a platform for discussion. In the previous 12 months the alumni network has grown in size and scope and continues to offer a growing variety of exclusive benefits to our alumni
The initiative invites partner universities from around the world to collaborate with Essity in an effort to improve well-being for humanity through innovative problem solving.
Two peregrine falcons hatched this May in one of Essity’s nesting boxes. And we are happy to announce that our returning falcon, Thor, and his new mate, Victory, are proud parents of two female eyass!
Today, Essity, a global hygiene and health company with North American headquarters in Philadelphia, and the United Nations’ entity Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) launched the sixth edition of the Hygiene and Health Report.
With a strong sense of adventure and personal drive Maria Rodriguez has had quite a career journey with Essity. Starting as an Intern for SCA, Maria is now a Brand Manager working in Santa Fe, Mexico. Maria has to maintain an agile mindset and a flexible outlook as each day can be very different from the previous. She took a few minutes from her busy schedule earlier this month to speak with us to find out a little bit more about her career journey with Essity so far.
Essity, one of the world’s leading hygiene and health companies, announced that it will expand its partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play.
Simon Johnson has recently joined Essity, in a time of great change and has already been part of some large project in that periods. We took a few minutes earlier this month to sit down with Simon and hear more about his career journey with Essity so far and his passion about innovation and technology.
We are on a mission to innovate and improve essentials people use every day. Each year Essity works closely with our partner universities, inviting students to submit their innovative ideas and solutions to unique challenges through short video submissions.
Katara (Kat) Davis believes in taking control of your destiny and seeks out challenges. Kat started with Essity in 2010 and has been part of some big projects and changes in that time. As a Product Assortment / Management Director Kat manages teams and projects across global networks. At any given time, she acts as a motivator, coordinator, and even crisis negotiator. Earlier this month, we sat down with Kat to hear more about her career journey with Essity so far.
Osmar Garcia seeks out challenges, stretch his limits and has a strong drive for success. As an Essity GO! Graduate Osmar has had the possibility to feed his curiosity and apply his drive into different roles. Earlier this month, we sat down with Osmar to hear more about his experiences as a GO! Graduate and reflect on his career journey so far.
You get passion, intellect and true desire to transform the world!
Throughout the last months Essity employees in Moscow, Vienna, Kosice, Kiev, Athens, Budapest, Bucharest and Dubai have undertaken a series of team-uniting running events to promote a healthy lifestyle and celebrate that we are now Essity.
The Life at Essity Blog is back and better than ever. After a short break, we have a new blogging forum, with a new look, where you can easily follow our colleagues and join in the conversation.
For the fifth year Essity, formerly SCA, looks to attract the best and the brightest graduates for positions across the globe, through the Essity GO! Graduate Program. If you are looking to work in an exciting international environment don’t miss your chance to apply!
From November 8 until January 21 Fotografiska museum in Stockholm will feature the exhibition Hygiene – A Circle of Life. The exhibition is part of a long-term partnership between Essity and Fotografiska, which aims to highlight how hygiene and health affect people’s well-being, and to make the challenges and taboos surrounding hygiene and health more visible.
Bear Essity in mind if you are looking for a meaningful and varied career among established brands.
What better way to get to know what it is like to work with a company, than hearing it from the employees themselves? We have inspiring colleagues in over 60 countries around the world and we aim to give you a real insight into working life at Essity by sharing some of their stories. Careers in Focus highlights employees’ career journeys and what they find meaningful in their work.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the world's highest health policy setting body. Its main tasks are to decide major public health policy questions, approve the World Health Organization’s work programme and budget, and elect its Director General. Together with our UN partner WSSCC and Wateraid, Essity hosted an event focusing on “Hygiene and Health throughout the Life Course”.
Our company’s journey and that of our employees’ is very important to us. We are proud of our culture and achievements and share just some of these stories here. Be inspired by the innovations, activities and people that motivate and challenge us every day.
Interested in learning more about Essity and meeting some of our fantastic colleagues? Join us at a career fair or event near you
Essity announced today that it has been awarded a contract by NASA to design the next-generation JOBST® compression orthostatic intolerance garment (OIG) for potential use on future Orion human deep-space missions. Post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance is the inability to stand upright without experiencing a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, lightheadedness or feeling faint upon return to Earth.
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