Philadelphia, November 29th, 2017 – The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia (“SACC-Philadelphia”) selected Essity to receive its annual Business Entrepreneurial Award. The award recognizes companies that have made a significant contribution to the exchange of trade and commerce between Scandinavia and the Philadelphia Region, as well as important contributions towards corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices.
SACC-Philadelphia presented the award to Essity at its annual Glögg Holiday Business Mixer held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Many distinguished members of the Philadelphia and Scandinavian business community attended the event. Mike Feenan, Vice President, Health and Medical Solutions, North America, accepted the award on behalf of Essity.
“Essity has shown leadership and a strong commitment to sustainability,” said David Engstrom, President of SACC-Philadelphia. “Essity was unanimously selected to receive SACC-Philadelphia’s 2017 Business Entrepreneurial Award. We are proud to recognize Essity’s accomplishments in promoting sustainable business practices and pleased that this Swedish company has its North American headquarters in City of Philadelphia.”
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Their vision is dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health 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 $12 billion. The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at www.essity.com
Essity employs approximately 200 people at its North American headquarters at the Cira Centre in Philadelphia. In addition to Philadelphia, SCA has U.S. operations in Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
SACC-Philadelphia is a non-profit chamber of commerce organization that seeks to promote the exchange of trade and commerce between the Philadelphia Region and Sweden. SACC-Philadelphia is one of 20 different regional chapters of the umbrella organization, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-USA, based in the United States. The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce is the second largest European Chamber of Commerce in the United States. SACC-Philadelphia has selected recipients for its Business Entrepreneurial Award since 2010. Previous recipients honored to receive this award include QlikTech, SCA Americas, SKF USA, Specops Software, IKEA Conshohocken, Wyebrook Farm, and Larsson & Scheuritzel PC. For more information about SACC-Philadelphia, please visit our website www.sacc-philadelphia.org
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Photo: Pictured left to right are: Mike Feenan, Vice President Essity, Health and Medical Solutions, North America; Erwin Apell, Chairman, SACC- Philadelphia, and David Engstrom, President, SACC-Philadelphia.