Way forward

All fresh wood based fiber raw material in our products and packaging will be FSC® or PEFC™ certified.

Continuously secure responsible use of other renewable ingredients and materials such as palm oil and /renewable plastics.


  • In 2019, 79% of the fresh wood based fiber raw material was FSC or PEFC certified. All remaining fiber fulfills FSC´s criteria for Controlled Wood which is a minimum standard.

  • At the year end 2019, 85% of Essity's procurement spend was sourced from suppliers committed to the criteria specified in our Global Supplier Standard.

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Essity's fiber and sourcing target:

  • Our target for sourcing of fresh fiber is for all wood-based fresh fiber in our products to be FSC® or PEFC™2) certified. In 2019, 79% of Essity´s wood-based fresh fiber was FSC or PEFC certified, and the remainder fulfilled FSC´s Controlled Wood standard. 
  • The target for 2020 is that 100% of all strategically important sourcing categories and sourcing from high-risk areas, which corresponds to 90% of Essity´s total purchase cost, is to comply with Essity´s Global Supplier Standard. In 2019, 85% of the procurement spend was sourced from suppliers who fulfill these criteria.
2)Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification