Essity’s reporting of water usage states totals for surface water, groundwater and municipal water systems. Essity’s effluent water is divided into cooling water and process water. Cooling water has simply been heated and is not contaminated in any way.
Usage and discharge of water
Most of Essity’s water is used to transport fibers during production processes and the remainder is mainly used as cooling water. 73% of the water used is drawn from surface sources.