Kimberly-Clark to Manufacture its Kleenex®, Scott® and Other Iconic Brands in North America with Renewable Energy
Nov 20, 2019 10:25 AM ET
Kimberly-Clark, General Mills and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas. When completed, Maverick Creek will power the production of Kimberly-Clark’s essential products in North America, including Cottonelle®, Viva®, Scott® and Kleenex®, with 670,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
“Investing in renewable energy is a crucial part of our commitment to consumers to protect the planet,” said Arist Mastorides, Family Care President of Kimberly-Clark North America. “This project will help offset 100% of the electricity we purchase for our Family Care business in North America and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 300,000 MTCO2e. That’s the equivalent to the emissions from over 71,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.”
Renewable energy projects are one of the ways the company is delivering on its commitment to addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gases across its operations. The Maverick Creek Wind Project ultimately will deliver 6% of the company’s target for global GHG emissions reductions.
“We were excited to announce earlier this year that we met our goal of reducing our absolute GHG emissions by 20% (over a 2005 baseline) four years ahead of schedule, and that we were doubling down on our commitment,” said Bill Cummings. “This project is a critical element to our strategy and will help us achieve a 40% reduction by 2022.”
The Maverick Creek Wind Project is expected to be fully operational in October 2020