Kimberly-Clark 2015 Sustainability Report

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Kimberly-Clark 2015 Sustainability Report

Coinciding with Kimberly-Clark’s 150th anniversary in 2022, Sustainability 2022 aims to pave the way for another 150 years of success through these five priorities: Learn more here

  • Social Impact – Improve the well-being of 25 million people in need through social and community investments that increase access to sanitation, help children thrive and empower women and girls.
  • Forests & Fiber – Innovate Kimberly-Clark's tissue products to reduce their natural forest footprint by 50 percent, while increasing our use of environmentally-preferred fiber.
  • Waste & Recycling – Extend Kimberly-Clark's zero waste mindset to all solid wastes and deliver innovation to help keep product and packaging material out of landfills.
  • Energy & Climate – Achieve a 20 percent reduction in absolute greenhouse gases versus a 2005 baseline.
  • Supply Chain – Uphold Kimberly-Clark's values through proactive environmental and social programs that address material risks and sustain our commitment to human rights, worker safety, anti-corruption and environmental protection.

Content from this campaign

Kimberly-Clark: Innovating a World of Possibilities
Our thinking about sustainability doesn’t end when a product is sold. We’re continuously innovating to design products and packaging that are environmentally-friendly, efficient to produce, and that bring secondary value after use. MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION EASIER, UK AND USSometimes the different requirements for recycling various types of material – glass,...
Dec 6, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Since 2008 Kimberly-Clark Engineers Have Been Using Landfill Gas To Generate Power And Make Operations More Efficient
Landfills play a critical role in waste management, but as waste decomposes, it releases methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. What if there was a way to minimize methane from seeping into the atmosphere? What if there was a way to put it to good use? Those are the questions our engineers have been asking. In 2008, we implemented a renewable...
Sep 13, 2016 9:30 AM ET
Smart Growth: Kimberly-Clark’s Commitment To Increase Energy Efficiency
At Kimberly-Clark, we can point to many innovations that have improved energy efficiency and introduced alternative, lower carbon solutions. But Stewart Van Horn, Global Director of Energy Solutions, points out that it wouldn’t be possible without our people. "Teams across the globe have worked diligently to build a culture of conservation, and together we have exceeded our 2015 energy...
Sep 6, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Kimberly-Clark's Unconventional Mindset Is Making Alternative Fibers A Reality
We are committed to reducing our impact on natural forests, and we’re going to great lengths to find alternatives to traditional sources of fiber used for manufacturing paper towels and tissues. When Sylvia Little, Director of Material Science says, “We’re always looking to nature as inspiration,” she really means it. Her team of scientists and engineers have traveled the planet – from...
Sep 2, 2016 8:15 AM ET
Kimberly-Clark Giving Inspiring Educating
Since 2012, our team in correia pinto, brazil, has been volunteering to help shape young minds to reach for their dreams – in a way that also benefits society and the world around them. Projecto Crescer, which means ‘Project Growth’ in Portuguese, involves Kimberly-Clark employees, community members and students from seven local schools. A major goal of the program is to provide...
Aug 22, 2016 11:00 AM ET