Essity Aktiebolag (publ)

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Lobbying Costs

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.6 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Essity Aktiebolag (publ)   (Essity)

    EU Transparency Register

    811973020584-68 First registered on 09 Feb 2016

    Goals / Remit

    Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services.

    Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2022 amounted to approximately EUR 15 bn. The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society.

    Main EU files targeted

    Circular economy package
    Energy union including EU ETS
    Climate change/Fit for 55
    Chemicals / REACH Review
    Healthcare policies
    Consumer policies
    Medical technology
    Deforestation regulation


    Head Office
    Klarbergsviadukten 63
    Stockholm 101 23 - P.O Box 200
    EU Office
    Klarbergsviadukten 63
    Stockholm 101 23 - P.O Box 200


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Sofia KRIGSMAN 18 Oct 2023 17 Oct 2024
    Ms Sofia KRIGSMAN 18 Oct 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Sofia KRIGSMAN 22 Sep 2022 22 Sep 2023

    Complementary Information

    Since August 2022, we have a Brussels based employee, during 2022 she worked 50 % with activities describe under heading 9. Two FTE:s working with Global Public Affairs with approximately 0.25 of their time with activities covered by the register. App. 12 FTE:s working approx. 0,05 of their time with the activities described under heading 9, Hence during 2022 total of 1,6 FTE:s working on activities related to the register.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    MedTech Europe:
    AIM European Brands Association:
    The Nordic Network

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Training costs and salary compensations 284,000€
    Grant Calimero project (life cycle assessment of bio-materials) 79,000€
    Grant Energy subsidies 40,280,000€
    Grant Emission Rights 1,935,000€
    Grant Freight Grant Canary Islands 1,194,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    kreab and rudpedersen 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Other financial info

    c) The two major posts under the estimated total costs consists of staff costs and membership fees. See below for details. 1. Staff costs: based on FTE figure declared under heading 10
    Ca 1,5 milj SEK x 1,6= 2,88 milj SEK = 247 104 EUR

    6. Member ship and related fees

    The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) is a trade association.
    Contributions in 2022 SEK 1.3m (2021: SEK 1.8m)

    The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
    Contributions in in 2022 SEK 1.6m (2021: SEK 1.5m)

    MedTech Europe.
    Contributions in 2022 SEK 1.4m (2021: SEK 1.3m)

    AIM is the European Brands Association representing brand manufacturers in Europe.
    Contributions in 2022: SEK 0.8m (2021: SEK 0.2m)

    Edana: European Disposables and Nonwovens Association
    Contributions in 2022 SEK 0.4m (2021: SEK 0.4m)

    In the Transparency Register Guidelines page 24 it is stated that the members of an association should declare 60 percent of their membership fees, hence 5,5 mil SEK x 0,6 = 3,3 mil SEK = 283 140 EUR

    The estimated total cost also incudes outsourced activity costs, office and administrative expenses, in-house operational expenditure, representation costs and other relevant costs.

    We have become a member of the German Der Wirtschaftstrat (Transparency reg. nr: 176334311014-43), 6,1 percent of our fee in Germany goes to the EU branch and equals to 2500 euros.

    d) From January 2022, under the Innovation Fund, Essity has been approved to receive EU funding for a total amount of EUR 4 200 000.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    We have bee engaging in a number of issues on the EU-agenda and provided our responses in consultations, provided comments on roadmaps and interacted with decisions makers in Brussels.
    On our web-site you find the most important policy postitions:
    Hygiene and health
    • Accelerating Action on Hygiene & Health for all
    • Response to the European Commission on the European Care Strategy
    • Biodiversity
    • Response to the European Commission Roadmap on New Circular Economy Action Plan
    • Response to the European Commission on Substantiating green claims
    • Response to the European Commission Sustainable Products Initiative
    • Policy Position on the Circular Economy Action Plan
    • Essity Statement on EC Public Consultation on the Sustainable Products Initiative

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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