Essity’s Group target is to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and from purchased electricity and heating by 20% by 2020, with 2005 as reference year.
Essity’s strategic objective is to contribute to a sustainable and circular society. Since December 2018 our targets for CO2-reduction have been approved by Science Based Targets.
The approved reduction goals includes absolute targets for energy, electricity, transports, raw materials, suppliers and waste. For energy use within the company and purchased electricity (scope 1 and 2), Essity commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 from a 2016 base-year. Essity commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from purchased key raw materials, transport, waste generated in operations and end-of-life treatment of sold products (scope 3), by 18% by 2030 from a 2016 base-year. In 2018 we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions for scope 1 and scope 2 by -5% and for scope 3 by -3%.
Emissions are calculated using data from the company's value chain and Essity therefore presents data from 2018.