Swedish hygiene and health company Essity has been recognised for its leadership in sustainability by the global non-profit environmental organisation CDP. The company was awarded a place on CDP’s prestigious A List for its work in combating deforestation. Essity’s products include tissue paper, baby diapers, feminine care, and incontinence products.
Essity was among a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ out of more than 10,000 companies, based on data reported through CDP’s 2022 Forests questionnaire. One of the ways Essity works to combat deforestation is through the Consumer Goods Forum and its Forest Positive Coalition of Action, in which Essity, together with other companies and organisations, systematically addresses deforestation and forest destruction and promotes biological diversity, Essity said in a press release.
CDP’s annual environment-related data collection and assessment process is widely recognised as the leading benchmark when it comes to ensuring the transparency of companies’ environmental activities. “Essity recognises the challenges, our responsibility, and possibility to take forest positive action. We do so through innovation to use less virgin fibre, through making sure that all fibre that we use comes from responsible forestry and by collaborating with partners to achieve a larger positive change in the fight against deforestation,” said Magnus Groth, president and CEO of Essity.