Tork manufacturer Essity has earned a place in the latest Dow Jones list, one of the most prestigious sustainability indices in the world. And the global hygiene manufacturer has also been rated the joint most sustainable company in Sweden by the country's leading financial newspaper.
Essity qualified for inclusion in the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index in the Household Products category, receiving high scores for its environmental and social reporting as well as its work with suppliers, brand work, innovation and climate strategy. The Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index was launched in 1999 and assesses companies according to economic, environmental and social performance parameters.
Also this winter the company gained joint first place in the Dagens Industri sustainability ranking, sharing the accolade with Swedish grocery giants ICA and Axfood. Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri has ranked the country's most sustainable companies in association with Lund University every year for the past three years. "The past year has demonstrated how important it is for us to all contribute to improving hygiene standards," says Essity Professional Hygiene commerical director Nathan Titheridge.
"Sustainability encompasses a range of factors, and Essity is committed not only reducing our environmental impact, but also priorities such as improving the well-being of people,” he adds.
Sustainability forms a crucial part of Essity's remit. Early in 2020, the company unveiled its new Sustainable Life Away from Home strategy to help customers reduce their environmental footprint both at work and in the public arena. Essity shares insights into the impact of sustainable business practices on people's lives according to where they work, dine and travel as well as in the home."