STOCKHOLM - Hygiene and health company Essity has once again been awarded a place on CDP’s ‘A List’ for its leadership in corporate transparency and performance on forests by the global non-profit environmental organisation CDP.
Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Forests questionnaire, Essity is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ – out of over 21,000 companies scored.
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 biodiversity.
"Responsible fibre sourcing and forest management is central to Essity to prevent deforestation," said Magnus Groth, president and CEO of Essity. "We are also innovating to use less wood fibre investing in alternative fibres. In Mannheim, Germany, Essity has the first production facility in the world that uses wheat pulp on a large scale to produce tissue. A breakthrough innovation that makes us less dependent on wood fibre and reduces our impact on the environment.”
CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and its annual environment-related data collection and assessment process is widely recognised as a leading benchmark when it comes to ensuring the transparency of companies’ environmental activities.