Plastics Footprint

We aspire to be a leader in driving innovative solutions that address the problem of plastic pollution and enable a circular economy. We are committed to cutting the environmental impact of our products and packaging by 50% by 2030.

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Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Kimberly-Clark Ranks Third Among Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies of 2023
Kimberly-Clark announced that Barron’s ranked the company No. 3 on its 2023 list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies, which recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings among the 1,000 largest U.S. publicly traded companies.


Kimberly-Clark Professional Celebrates Decade of Innovation Through The RightCycle Program
Kimberly-Clark Professional, a global leader in contamination control for cleanrooms and laboratories, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of The RightCycle™ Program, the first recycling effort for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste. Since 2011, the program has empowered more than 800 customers to divert over 1,400 metric tons of waste.


Providing Better Care With a Smaller Footprint: How Kimberly-Clark is Reducing Plastics in the Environment
Pete Dulcamara, Kimberly-Clark’s chief scientist and technical vice president, shares an update on progress made after one year of membership in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF)

Sustainable Development Goals

Kimberly-Clark Canada Joins the Canada Plastics Pact and Reinforces Commitment to Plastics Footprint Reduction
Reinforcing its commitment to address the social and environmental challenges of the next decade, today Kimberly-Clark announced its participation in the Canada Plastics Pact.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Kimberly-Clark Partners With Leading Biotech Innovator to Design Sustainable Alternatives to Traditional Plastics
Kimberly-Clark wants to create the next generation of sustainable materials without compromising on product performance and quality.


Kimberly-Clark Drives Water Reduction at Its Most Water Stressed Facilities
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.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Kimberly-Clark Reinforces Commitment to Plastics Footprint Reduction as Founding Activator of US Plastics Pact
Kimberly-Clark knows that strategic partnerships are critical to unlocking new opportunities for sustainability, innovation and growth across its value chain. More importantly, consumers of its trusted brands, including Kleenex®, Cottonelle®...


Retrieving Ocean Plastics Transforms Kimberly-Clark Scientists into Advocates
We’ve all heard the news that there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish by 2050. It’s a difficult concept to grasp. Experiencing it first hand is even more daunting.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica’s Public-Private Recycling Program, “Ambientados,” Recognized for Pioneering Efforts
Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica's sustainability program, Ambientados, received a special recognition from the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for 10 years of investing and promoting a culture of recycling in the country.


Dallas Zoo Partners with Kimberly-Clark Professional to Keep Nitrile Gloves out of Landfills
For staffers at the Dallas Zoo, nitrile gloves from Kimberly-Clark Professional help ensure quality and safety when they care and feed for more than 2,000 animals at the zoo. Through Kimberly-Clark’s RightCycle Program, the zoo also has expanded the overall impact of its sustainability efforts by providing a safe, renewable way to dispose of these gloves.
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