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Essity B 295 (+1.5 SEK) on 07-Dec-2019 17:29

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Organic sales growth
Annual organic sales growth of above 3%.
TARGET
>3%
OUTCOME 2017
1.2%
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Adjusted return on capital employed
Adjusted return on capital employed of above 15%.
TARGET
>15%
Capital Structure Policy
Essity’s target is to have an effective capital structure at the same time that the long-term access to debt financing is ensured. Cash flow in relation to net debt shall take into account the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating.
OUTCOME 2017
Essity had a solid investment grade rating.
Sustainable solutions
People and nature innovations

We will deliver better, safe and environmentally sound solutions to our customers. We strive to continuously improve resource efficiency and environmental performance considering the whole life cycle for new innovations.

TARGET
>33%
OUTCOME 2017
42%

Share of Essity´s innovations that yielded social and/or environmental improvements

Hygiene solutions

We will make our knowledge about hygiene and health available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable solutions to help them live a healthy, dignified and fuller life. In markets in which we operate, we will:

  • Provide information and implement education programs on hygiene and health.
  • Contribute to raising hygiene and health standards.
OUTCOME 2017
90%

Essity held the number one or two position in at least one product segment in approximately 90 countries. Hundreds of millions of people used Essity’s products every day. Worldwide, more than 2.5 million people were reached by hygiene and health training arranged by Essity. We offered a broad portfolio of products and solutions.

Business ethics and human rights
Code of Conduct

We will maintain compliance with our Essity Code of Conduct. All employees will receive regular training in the Code.

TARGET
100%
OUTCOME 2017
93%

of new employees

90%

of Essity’s top and middle managers participated in Essity’s Ethical Dilemma Training

Resource-efficient production
Water

By 2020, with 2014 as reference year, our plants will:

  • Reduce water usage by 10%.
TARGET
-10%
OUTCOME 2014–2017
-4.7%
  • Reduce levels of suspended solids by 10%.
TARGET
-10%
OUTCOME 2014–2017
-19.7
Employee Health and Safety

Our aim is zero workplace accidents, and we will decrease our accident frequency rate by 50% between 2014 and 2020.

TARGET
-50%
OUTCOME
-38%