Sustainability Reports

Long before sustainability became a topic of widespread interest, Kimberly-Clark sought to continuously improve the way we run our business, socially, environmentally and economically. This commitment is one of the reasons Kimberly-Clark has earned the trust and respect of people around the world for more than 140 years.

Our vision to lead the world in the essentials for a better life is not limited to the products we provide. It also calls us to deliver them in ways that prioritize clean air and water, healthy forests and strong communities, while delivering shareholder value.

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Sustainable Development Goals

150 Years of Better Care for a Better World: Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress Toward 2030 Sustainability Goals
Kimberly-Clark today published its annual sustainability report, including an update on the company's progress toward its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals.

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Kimberly-Clark Provides First Update on Progress Toward 2030 Sustainability Goals
Kimberly-Clark's 2020 Global Sustainability Report provides the first update on the company's progress toward its 2030 sustainability goals, which are aimed at addressing the social and environmental challenges of the next decade with commitments

Responsible Production & Consumption

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

Environment

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.

Education

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.

Health & Healthcare

Kimberly-Clark Closing The Diaper Divide
In the United States, many families struggle to provide the essentials their babies need, like diapers.

In 2010, our Huggies brand brought the issue to the forefront through the Every Little Bottom study, which revealed that one in three parents were struggling to provide fresh, clean diapers for their babies.

Diversity & Inclusion

Challenged to be our Very Best - Lisa Morden, Senior Director, Global Sustainability of Kimberly-Clark
We pushed ourselves to look beyond the responsibility of our operational footprint into other areas throughout the value chain. We’ve forged stronger partnerships across our own teams and with customers, suppliers, business partners and nongovernmental organizations to achieve our goals.

Research, Reports & Publications

Kimberly-Clark A&NZ Launches New Five Year Sustainability Strategy and Latest Sustainability Report
Kimberly-Clark (K-C) Australia & New Zealand (A&NZ) released its new five-year sustainability strategy. Both globally and locally, K-C’s sustainability goals have transitioned from three pillars of sustainability (People, Planet and Product) to an evolution of five key priority areas - Social Impact, Forests and Fibre, Waste & Recycling, Energy & Climate, and Supply Chain.
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