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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Essity Receives 2017 Business Entrepreneurial Award from the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Diane Engler of Essity at 3:35 PM

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce 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.

Mike Feenan, Vice President, Health and Medical Solutions, North America, accepted the award on behalf of Essity.

Pictured are: Mike Feenan, Vice President Essity; Erwin Apell, Chairman, SACC-Philadelphia, and David Engstrom, President, SACC-Philadelphia.

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions.
Essity employs approximately 200 people at its North American headquarters at the Cira Centre in Philadelphia.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

SCA Team Members Support 5K Run for Clean Air

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Margo Fuerst of Essity at 12:42 PM

SCA employees came out in force to support the Clean Air Council's 5K Run for Clean Air on April 19. Known as the region's largest Earth Day celebration, the run boasted more than 1,700 participants including 95 individuals in the 60+ age group.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SCA Names Svein Ryan Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Personal Care in North America

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Margo Fuerst of Essity at 4:42 PM

SCA announced today the appointment of Svein Ryan to the position of vice president, Marketing and Business Development, for SCA’s Personal Care business in North America. SCA is global leader in incontinence care.

Ryan is responsible for strategy development, go-to-market development and execution, CRM implementation and management and marketing activities for US and Canada. He also represents SCA’s North American Personal Care team in global decision making forums and projects for product and marketing.

With 200 regional employees, SCA’s local headquarters are located at its LEED-CI Gold certified Americas headquarters in Philadelphia at the Cira Centre. SCA cultivates strong partnerships with organizations sharing the same commitment to sustainability, such as the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and the Clean Air Council.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Philadelphia-based SCA named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for sixth year

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Diane Engler of Essity at 11:56 AM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SCA Partners with City of Philadelphia to Introduce new Composting/Recycling Program for Outdoor Events

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Diane Engler of Essity at 7:06 PM

SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company with Americas headquarters in Philadelphia, announced a partnership with the City of Philadelphia to launch a new waste removal program including composting that will divert an estimated 2.5 million pounds of waste a year from landfills. SCA invested nearly $175,000 to purchase, design and develop new waste bin stations and donated them to the city for use at outdoor events. SCA collaborated with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Department of Streets to ensure the bin stations are easy for people to sort waste by trash, compost and recycling. The new waste bin stations will be introduced at the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon, November 17-18.

“Partnering with SCA to enhance our recycling capabilities, reduce landfill waste and bring first-ever composting to our outdoor events makes perfect sense,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Over 20,000 Celebrate Sustainability at Greenfest Philly – Bright Ideas! Named 2012 Greenfest Philly Green Innovator

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Diane Engler of Essity at 10:08 AM

Over 100 different businesses and organizations exhibited at the sold-out Greenfest Philly festival to promote sustainability and highlight their commitment to the environment. The festival, organized by Clean Air Council, offered something for everyone - a kid’s corner with eco-friendly crafts and music, local organic food and drinks, live music, electric vehicles, innovative green businesses and products, and more.

For the second year, SCA sponsored the Green Innovators Program, which recognizes businesses and organizations with ideas and products that are on the forefront of sustainability in Philadelphia. Seven businesses and organizations were featured at Greenfest as nominees for the award. Greenfest attendees and a judging panel - consisting from representatives from Clean Air Council, SCA, and Flying Kite Media - selected Bright Ideas! 2012 Greenfest Green Innovator. Bright Ideas! - a project of the Sustainability Workshop, was the winner by a narrow margin.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

SCA Awards More Than $60,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Angela Bagley of at 5:36 PM

SCA, a global hygiene and forest company with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia, has awarded 41 children of its employees in the U.S. and Canada a total of $61,000 in scholarships for their higher education in 2012-2013. Since creating its annual scholarship program five years ago, the company has given more than $300,000 to high school seniors and college students.

“Our employees have made our business what it is today,” said John O’Rourke, vice president human resources, SCA Americas. “SCA is delighted to help their children strive for success by providing education scholarships to these well-deserving students. These talented young adults have demonstrated a deep commitment to their schools and communities that we are proud to support.”

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Friday, March 30, 2012

SCA Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Angela Bagley of at 3:12 PM

SCA, a global hygiene company and maker of the TENA® personal-care and Tork® away-from-home paper and hand hygiene products, today announced that it has been named to The Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 selection of the World’s Most Ethical Companies highlighting organizations that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards.

This is the fifth consecutive year that SCA has been recognized on the global list. The selection builds on the company’s accolades for leading business practices, following its recognition as one of FORTUNE magazine's 2012 World’s Most Admired Companies earlier this year.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

SCA acquires hygiene products company in Brazil

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Angela Bagley of at 10:59 AM

SCA is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart. Consideration for the deal amounts to SEK 450m on a debt-free basis. The company has annual sales of SEK 360m.

Brazil is the most highly populated country in South America, with 190 million inhabitants and a favorable economic growth. The market for hygiene products has a good growth potential, this applies especially for incontinence care products, having shown double digit growth.

“I am very happy that we are now establishing ourselves in Brazil, which is also of strategic significance,” comments Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA. “We have for some time worked on finding the right solution for entering this important emerging market. With this acquisition of Pro Descart, we now have a presence throughout Latin America.”

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

SCA To Expand Premium Tissue Capabilities in North America With $70 Million Investment

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Angela Bagley of at 12:01 AM

SCA, a global hygiene company, will invest $70 million in premium tissue technology for its North American tissue business. The investment marks an expansion of its premium product offering and will support customer demand in the away-from-home market for premium towel, tissues and napkin products.

Plans include an upgrade of an existing machine yielding approximately 70,000 tons per year, and overall capacity will not increase. Production is expected to begin in late 2012 or early 2013.

“This investment is part of our ongoing strategy to position SCA and our Tork® brand as a leading provider of hygiene solutions. Our products and dispensing systems offer comprehensive, value-added solutions to match our customers’ needs for improved image, controlled consumption, and sustainability. By growing our premium product portfolio, we can deliver even greater options,” said Don Lewis, President, SCA Tissue North America.

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