Updated fresh wood-based fiber sourcing policy
In 2018, Essity updated its sourcing policy for fresh fiber and strengthened its targets. Our target is for our fiber supply to be fully FSC® or PEFC™ certified. We are moving closer to fulfilling our target every year, but because of the high demand for and limited availability of certified fiber, we still need to source fiber that is not certified but nonetheless fulfills the FSC standard for Controlled Wood. This is always the minimum standard for the remaining share of fiber and means that the supplier can show full traceability regarding the origin of the fiber. Goal fulfillment for certified wood-based fresh fiber in 2020 was 95%. The remainder fulfilled FSC’s Controlled Wood standard. Most of Essity’s wholly owned manufacturing units are now certified in line with FSC and/or PEFC Chain of Custody standards.