Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells products and solutions in Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene. Value is created by leveraging customer and consumer insight to develop products and solutions that enhance customer and consumer benefit. Successful innovations strengthen Essity’s brands and market positions. 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 includes products such as toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, incontinence products, feminine care products, baby diapers, wound care, compression therapy, orthopedics and professional hygiene. 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, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. The company has a strong position in many emerging markets, including China, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Russia. Since 2013 Essity is the majority owner of Vinda, China’s largest hygiene products company.
|Earnings per share, SEK||11.56|
|Dividend per share, SEK||5.75|
|Share price on December 31, SEK:|
|Class A shares||231.70|
|Class B shares||233.00|