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Supporting the wellbeing of women and the planet with PROJECT V.

As girls, we’re told periods are unclean. If we don’t have periods, we’re told we’re not women. Womanhood can throw a lot at us, which is why we need more research, more conversation and more support. To get us through the pain as well as the pleasure, the bad with the good. 

Words are powerful, but real change only comes with action. 

PROJECT V is a change-driving initiative, improving the wellbeing of women and the world they live in. 

There’s no such thing as women’s health without the health of the planet. So, we’re working hard to minimise the impact of our products on the world around us.

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What we do

Mother smiling at daughter before school
Colombia

The project “Project por Loving” aims to empower children at school who are experiencing bullying and shame.

Libresse in the rural Cambodian school
Mexico

Since 2016, Saba and UNICEF have been partnering together in order to educate young girls on menstrual hygiene, this has reached 7.5 million people.

Bodyform bloodnormal
UK

We successfully campaigned for broadcast authorities to overturn their ban on allowing period blood to be depicted as red on broadcast TV.

Women offering one another support
France

France has an annual partnership with an association helping women in difficult situations regarding their health needs. Since 2019, Nana has been supporting them with financial support and by making donations.

Nuvenia Round Table
Italy

The Essity team participated in the Round Table Conference with the Minister of Gender Equality, aiming to break barriers on Menstrual Hygiene.

What we believe

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Our eco promise

Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by 30% by 2030.
Closing the pain gap one story at a time. #painstories

#PAINSTORIES

The more we share our #painstories, the more we dismantle the shame and silence that stops us getting the help we deserve. As part of Project V, we’re taking steps to lift the lid on women’s experiences of pain, to close the gender pain gap one story at a time.

Women+

Essity knows that not everyone who menstruates is a woman, such as those born with a different biological sex to their gender identity, and that not all women menstruate, considering factors such as contraception, health conditions and menopause. By adding ‘+’ to women, Essity is recognizing and including the full range of underrepresented groups who use its products, such as trans and non-binary people.