Wednesday 21 July 2021

Essity commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Essity commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Hygiene and health company Essity has made a commitment to ensure it achieves net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

The owner of brands such as Cushelle, Lotus and Plenty is targeting a reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% by 2030, compared to 2016 levels.

The company plans on achieving its goal by reducing its environmental impact and increasing its focus on energy efficiency, removal of fossil fuels and increased use of renewable energy.

Essity is also increasing the ambition for sustainable innovations, with a target for at least 50% of all innovations yielding a social or environmental improvement.

President and CEO Magnus Groth said: “We are committing to ambitious targets that will require us to continue to constantly improve the way we innovate and contribute to a circular society.

“As a leading global hygiene and health company, Essity has an important role to play and together with our customers, consumers and other partners for increased well-being for both people and the planet.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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