Kimberly-Clark Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

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Kimberly-Clark Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

December 12, 2106 /3BL Media/  - Kimberly-Clark today announced it earned a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

“At Kimberly-Clark, we are guided by our core values of caring and authenticity. Supporting our LGBT employees is an important part of our overall commitment to a more diverse and inclusive global organization,” said Sylvia Wilks, Kimberly-Clark’s vice president of procurement, and co-executive sponsor of PRIDE, the company’s LGBT employee resource group. “We thrive as a business when all employees feel inspired to do their best work, individually and collectively. Our persistent effort is to foster an environment where people can not only come to work and have a rewarding professional life, but also see their personal values reflected in the workplace they’ve chosen.”

The CEI is conducted annually by the HRC, the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans. Now in its fifteenth year, the CEI honors employers who embrace LGBT inclusion as a best business practice. The Index is an integral part of the HRC’s program to drive cultural shifts for businesses to foster greater inclusion of the entire LGBT community.

“Kimberly-Clark is proud to be recognized with a score of 100% in this important index,” said Aimee Zaleski, assistant general counsel for Kimberly-Clark, and leader of the PRIDE resource group’s Benefits and Policy Committee. “The perfect score reflects the commitment we’ve made as a company to workplace equality, for its LGBT employees and diversity and inclusion as a whole.”

Submissions for the CEI Survey are made each year by employee groups and team members in businesses across the United States. The CEI Survey committee reviews all submissions and assigns a score to each applicant.

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust Kimberly-Clark's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the Company's 144-year history of innovation, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Terry Balluck
Kimberly-Clark Global Communications