Essity enables more people every day to enjoy a fuller life by offering access to sustainable hygiene and health solutions and providing hygiene and health education. We work to promote responsible forest operations throughout our supply chain and require our suppliers to fulfill strict criteria stipulated in our Global Supplier Standard and our fiber policy. Essity’s contribution toward Goal 15 consists of the certification of suppliers and our own production, ensuring the use of certified fiber in Essity’s products and packaging, and the responsible use of other input goods.
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