The Kimberly-Clark Foundation proudly accepted the 2021 Masked Award last month during the Dallas United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball. The black-tie gala is an annual signature fundraising event that raises thousands of dollars for North Texas minority students so they can achieve college success.
Starting any new job at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge, but for Susan Gambardella–the president of Kimberly-Clark Professional North America – her top priorities were taking care of her team members as well as the essential heroes in the commercial cleaning industry who use Kimberly-Clark Professional’s trusted brands to keep others safe.
On World Water Day, Kimberly-Clark reaffirmed its commitment to drive water stewardship in water stressed regions around the world with the launch of WaterLOUPE 2.0, an updated version of an innovative, open-source tool to help communities analyze local risks to freshwater resources and create sustainable mitigation strategies.
The impact of water stress is felt across Kimberly-Clark’s value chain, from its fiber sources to its manufacturing facilities to the communities where its employees and consumers live and work.
The company’s Askar manufacturing facility in Bahrain is in one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. Empowered by Kimberly-Clark’s 2030 goal to reduce its water footprint by 50%, and driven by the increasing cost of water, the team at the facility was determined to figure out how to use every drop of fresh water, responsibly and efficiently.
When Vani Malik joined Kimberly-Clark as the general manager for our Nigeria operations last summer, she didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop her from accelerating Kimberly-Clark’s efforts to tackle major obstacles that mothers and girls face in Nigeria.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and most populated country, with one of the highest birth rates in the world – more than 6 million babies are born every year. Kimberly-Clark has invested $100 million to date in this strategic market, including a new diaper manufacturing facility that will open this year.
If you ask Ntokozo Sithole – the general manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Enstra manufacturing facility in South Africa – what drives her to succeed daily, she’ll say without hesitation, “having more women in manufacturing and science, especially in leadership roles.”
Ntokozo says science has always been part of her life. She studied science and engineering in the 1990’s and has been in the industry for 28 years. She remembers the environment for a woman in science back then as less than welcoming.
Imagine a world where you’re struggling with a combination of impaired vision, limited mobility and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s the reality for many of our veterans. But there is hope, and it comes with four legs – a VetDog.
For Joe Worley, a U.S. Navy veteran and a father of three, simply getting up off the floor and retrieving his shoe used to be a daily struggle. He lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg in 2004 after stepping on an IED bomb in Iraq while serving his country as a corpsman assigned to a U.S. Marine infantry unit.