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.
We recently published our second integrated Annual and Sustainability report, reflecting how deeply embedded sustainability is within our business. Building on this, we have now released the second version of 'Sustainability in brief', which gives a comprehensive overview of sustainability at Essity.
At Essity we believe that the work to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals will make the world a better place and we have chosen to prioritize goals 3, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 15, which are most relevant to our business and where we have substantial expertise and can make a contribution.
Essity, in partnership with The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), has launched a joint research report on hygiene practices worldwide, Hygiene and Health Report 2018-2019. The initiative was established by Essity in 2008 to raise awareness of the connection between hygiene, health and well-being.
External monitoring of Essity's sustainability work is constantly increasing. Fund managers' and investors' choice of strong sustainability performance companies is often based on external indexes and rankings.