Kimberly-Clark: Why Sustainability Matters

As consumers and NGOs last year called for boycotts of products linked to deforestation and the haze crisis in Southeast Asia, Kimberly-Clark is one of the firms that emerged unscathed from the consumer movement.

Sustainability: Strategies and targets

At Kimberly-Clark, sustainability strategies are set every five years and consist of specific targets under three ‘pillars’ – People, Planet, and Products. These involve investing in social programmes, reducing the company’s environmental footprint and innovating to extend the life of its products and packaging materials.  

15M Babies’ Nappies Composted as Part of Sustainability Plan


Composting 15 million babies’ nappies and recycling 1.6 billion soft plastic items are just two of the real and potential outcomes from a comprehensive sustainability strategy operated by multi-national company Kimberly Clark.

General Manager Sharna Heinjus says that through a strategy called ‘Our Essential World’, her company ensures it’s focused on the right things and is making positive progress against its three key pillars: people, planet, product.

Huggies Brand Answers President Obama's Call to Help Fight Diaper Need

Huggies to Donate 22 Million Diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network to Help Families in Need
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DALLAS, March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Huggies is announcing the donation of 22 million free Huggies diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) in response to President Obama's call for companies to bring even more attention to diaper need in America.

Kimberly-Clark Receives EPA National Award for Climate Leadership

Award Recipients are Top Performers and Leaders for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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DALLAS, March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized Kimberly-Clark with one of only 17 Climate Leadership Awards given nationwide for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain.

The Recycling Partnership adds Kimberly-Clark as a Sponsor

Consumer products company further expands the national recycling nonprofit’s base of support.

The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, has announced that Kimberly-Clark is its newest sponsoring member. The organization says Kimberly-Clark relies on a steady stream of recycled and recyclable materials to support the packaging associated with its well-known global brands.   

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Welcomed Two Kimberly-Clark Corp. Buildings, Both in Neenah, as Tier 1 Structures in the Agency's Green Tier Program

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NEENAH, Wis., February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark's Neenah Cold Spring and Neenah Nonwovens facilities in Winnebago County celebrated their entrance into Tier 1 of the Green Tier program January 21 at their corporate headquarters in Neenah.

"Kimberly-Clark's Neenah Nonwovens and Cold Spring facilities are great additions to the Green Tier program and we look forward to continued superior environmental performance from this great Wisconsin business" said Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp.

Kimberly-Clark Raises $6.5 Million for United Way during 2015 Campaign

Ranked Among Top Corporate Contributors Nationally

In its annual United Way campaign last fall, Kimberly-Clark and its U.S.-based employees raised $6.5 million through pledges and fundraising events for their local United Way organizations, maintaining the company’s annual per capita contribution to the organization of almost $1,000. 

The results, broken down:


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