Mission: To sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added hygiene and health products and services.
Learn all about Essity as a company, our history, business areas, mission, core values, organization, management, strategy, Corporate Governance, risk management and our innovation work.
Dedicated to improving well-being
Essity's heritage goes back to 1929. Our hygiene expertise runs deep in our business, beginning with the acquisition of the Swedish company Mölnlycke in 1975.
We are dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions.
Our operations are based on a sustainable business model that contributes to a circular society focused on value creation for people and nature.
We have the knowledge, experience, products and solutions, as well as the commitment to contribute to improving hygiene standards worldwide. We educate children about the importance of washing their hands, girls about menstruation and puberty, nurses and caregivers about incontinence care. We support women to be able to fully participate in society; socially, educationally and professionally.
Better hygiene and health are necessities for better lives and our products and solutions play an essential role in improving well-being for everybody, everywhere.
Our Code of Conduct is the framework that helps us translate values into actions. Efforts to promote sound business practices, good working conditions and well-being all originate from the Code, but this is not where they end. To follow through on these efforts, we analyze risks, train employees, and evaluate our own plants and those of our suppliers.
In place since 2004, the Code of Conduct is inspired by SCA’s core values of respect, excellence and responsibility. Aligned with universal standards of business conduct as defined by the International Bill of Human Rights, ILO Core Conventions and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the Code serves as a compass on individual and collective behaviour when employees are making business decisions or are faced with ethical dilemmas. The Code provides guidelines for SCA and its employees regarding business practices, health and safety, employee relations, human rights, nature and community.
Choosing the right partners
The more we grow at global level, the more important it becomes for the Group to review its global and local / all suppliers and choose responsible business partners. The aim is to identify risks and develop the social and environmental performance of suppliers.
Our objectives are to drive shared values and priorities throughout the supply chain in line with our Global Supplier Standard. During the year, a risk analysis was carried out with a focus on handling recovered fiber, which resulted in the introduction of a recognition program for suppliers in Mexico.
Our Whistleblower system enables our employees to speak up
Our employees are encouraged to report violation against our code of conduct to their line manager or to the compliance team. We have also implemented a dedicated reporting channel – a hot line – which is operated by a third party. The hot line has been implemented in several countries and will continue in 2017. The hot line enables employees to report 24/7 both via phone or website. The identity of the whistleblower is always protected, regardless of whether he/she chooses to be anonymous.
The company is creating awareness of the new channel through information campaigns, using media such as posters, articles on the intranet and advertisements in staff magazines.
“To enable employees to speak up if they experience violation of our CoC is important and something we encourage” explains Karin Henrikson, responsible for Compliance & Ethics.
Are you looking for a life-inspiring career?
At Essity we are dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Working with Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place.
At Essity every career is as unique as the individual. We know our employees are our most important resource. With worldwide opportunities and a winning culture, we have a career that is right for you!
Essity at a glance
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and 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).
“Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions”
Essity's core values
SCA CEO and President Magnus Groth in conversation.
Essity’s core values are based in the company's history, and the company has been built around the core values. They define the way to do business and the way to behave. The core values inspire and challenge Essity's employees in their efforts to create a successful company – financially, socially and environmentally.
I worked at Essity part-time
Great work atmosphere and pay.
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Keep up the good work
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Essity (New York, NY) in January 2018.
Simple, not very in detail. Discussed the role with 2 members of the team on the phone and had many behavioral questions that were not too hard to answer. They were very friendly and did not try to put pressure on me or anything of that nature