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The hygiene and health company Essity is collaborating with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action initiative to further strengthen responsible forest management, nurture high conservation value forests and increase the certification of forest operations in north-western Russia. Deforestation is a major topic at the ongoing climate summit COP26 in Glasgow, since deforestation and forest degradation affect climate change on a large scale.

2020 04 23 204445Essity is co-financing the project, which aims to provide trainings and workshops to forest managers and government officials to increase the uptake of sustainable forest management practices in north-western Russia, as well as engage communities and other local stakeholders in a landscape planning process. The project is a follow-up to an earlier successful collaboration in which FSC, together with Greenpeace Russia and the WWF Russia, worked with the Russian government to introduce formal protection of high conservation value forests in the Dvinsky region. These forests in north-western Russia are Europe’s largest intact forest landscapes with high nature values. In 2021, Essity is also collaborating with the members of The CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition in several other projects to strengthen forest management and prevent deforestation. This endeavor to strengthen regeneration and identify high conservation value forests in need of protection is in line with Essity’s commitment to promote biodiversity and that more forest operations are to be certified.

The Consumer Goods Forum is a global partnership organization for manufacturers and consumer goods retailers. In addition to the initiative to increase responsible forest operations, The CGF runs a range of different programs in sustainability, health and product safety. In conjunction with the ongoing COP26 in Glasgow, The CGF is holding a panel discussion on the industry’s transition to net zero emissions, which Essity intends to achieve by 2050. Magnus Groth, Essity’s President and CEO will be taking part in the discussion together with other business leaders and representatives from the United Nations. The discussions will focus on how fast-moving consumer goods companies and retail companies collaborate pre-competitively with industry peers and NGO stakeholders to achieve this interim goal and halve emissions by 2030 and be NetZero by 2050.

“We must increase collaboration if we are to achieve our own goals and contribute to our joint targets for greater sustainability. An exchange of knowledge and experiences will strengthen our ambitions and ability to reach targets in the short and long term,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2020 amounted to approximately SEK 122bn (EUR 11.6bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.

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Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, has been recognized as a global leader for its action on water and forests and received the highest score from CDP, an international not-for-profit charity that promotes a more sustainable economy. From thousands of participating companies, Essity is one of only four to qualify for CDP’s A List for both Water and Forests. 

2017 11 02 110347CDP conducts independent surveys of thousands of companies, and the risks and opportunities associated with their climate, water and forest management practices. CDP’s A-Lists are compiled on behalf of 827 signatory investors, representing assets of USD 100 trillion. Essity has received the highest score in CDP’s water program for its transparency about efforts to promote sustainable water usage, and the highest score in CDP’s forests program for its management of efforts to address deforestation in the supply chain. 

“We are continuously trying to improve and develop our work with responsible fiber sourcing and management of water risks. It is very gratifying that this work has been recognized. As one of only four companies in the world to receive the highest score for our efforts in both of these areas, our work is not only benefitting our own business, it is also contributing to a more sustainable world,” says Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Essity. 

“We would like to congratulate those companies that have joined the A Lists this year. It is inspiring to see the number of companies that have raised their ambitions and taken major steps to manage their environmental risks and link this work to a more sustainable economy. The leadership of these companies is paving the way for others to take action and benefit from the opportunities this brings,” says Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP. 

Essity also received a very high score (A-) for its management of climate-change risk. The scores and ratings of all participating companies are available on CDP’s website www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at www.essity.com

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