Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells products and services in Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene. Value is created by focusing on customers’ and consumers’ needs to develop products and solutions that enhance customer and consumer benefit. Essity works with continuous efficiency improvement and by growing profitable market positions and improving or leaving low-performing positions to achieve profitable growth.
The innovation process plays a central role in Essity’s strategy. It is based on current trends, customer and consumer insight, new technology and new business models. In this process Essity also takes sustainability aspects and product safety into account. Essity’s presence in both mature and emerging markets gives it keen insight into trends and needs.
Operations are global, with sales in some 150 countries. The product offering is designed to improve customers’ well-being and covers a wide range of areas including incontinence products, feminine care products, baby diapers, wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics, professional hygiene, wet wipes, toilet paper and paper towels. Sales are made under own brands as well as under retailers’ private labels. Essity has a strong brand portfolio with globally leading brands, such as TENA and Tork, and other brands such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Regio, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.
The company has a strong position in many emerging markets, including China, Latin America and Russia. Since 2013 Essity is the majority owner of Vinda, one of China’s largest hygiene products companies.
Focus areas for value creation
- Growth in attractive categories and geographies, both organically and through acquisitions
- Continued efficiency and cost focus to meet higher energy and raw material costs
- Focus on innovation and strong brands for future growth
|Earnings per share, SEK||11.23||11.56|
|Dividend per share, SEK||5.75||5.75|
|Share price on December 31, SEK:|
|Class A shares||218.00||231.70|
|Class B shares||217.60||233.00|