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  • Essity has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy global commitment, “A line in the sand”. Essity is therefore committed to working toward 100% recyclability of the company’s packaging by 2025.

  • To strengthen its competitiveness and increase its efficiency, Essity is today announcing the following changes to its organizational structure and Executive Management Team. The changes entail that the number of members of the Executive Management Team is being reduced from 14 to 12.

  • Margareta Lehmann, President of Health and Medical Solutions and a member of Essity’s Executive Management Team, is stepping down from her position due to retirement.  

  • Today, the hygiene and health company Essity will open the annual meeting of the United Nations Foundation’s dialogue on the UN’s sustainable development goals. The meeting will be held at the UN headquarters in New York and bring together the business community, governments, authorities, civil society and NGOs to exchange experiences and perspectives on how to achieve the global sustainable development goals.  

  • The press conference held in connection with the publication of Essity’s interim report for the third quarter of 2018 will also be available via webcast and it is possible to join by phone.

  • To strengthen the Group’s long-term cost efficiency, the hygiene and health company Essity today introduced a Group-wide cost-savings program. The program is expected to generate annual cost savings of approximately SEK 800m, with full effect at the end of 2019.

  • On September 27, the “Hand to Hand” exhibition will open at Fotografiska (the Museum of Photography) in Stockholm with pictures taken by the internationally award-winning photojournalist Paul Hansen. This will be the second time Essity and Fotografiska present a joint exhibition aimed at highlighting how hygiene and health affect people’s well-being.

  • To further increase the efficiency of the Professional Hygiene business, Essity is closing its converting facility in Bellemont, Arizona, United States.

  • Essity, the global hygiene and health company, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indices. Essity has qualified for inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, and has also been named industry leader in the Household Products sector.