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Consumers and customers who use our products should feel secure that our products are manufactured and distributed in a sustainable and responsible way. That is why we promote responsible business – both within Essity and throughout our supply chain.
This includes choosing and rewarding reliable business partners who share our values. Our commitment to this, and what we expect from our suppliers, is stated in Essity´s Global Suppliers Standard (GSS) and our Supplier Code of Conduct. Related to this we also have our suppliers’ risk assessments and follow-up audit tools.
When it comes to the rules and routines that turn our commitment into reality, we use three distinct processes. All suppliers are required to sign our GSS. The GSS includes requirements on quality, Code of Conduct, product safety and environmental impact. Strategic suppliers are then required to register their information in the Sedex database, after which we audit selected suppliers to verify compliance with our GSS. These procedures apply to all raw materials that we use within Essity.