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Kimberly-Clark congratulates Government on passing Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill

Kimberly-Clark Australia congratulates the Federal Government on achieving a major milestone for social responsibility in Australia by steering the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012 through both Houses of Parliament concluding with the Bill passing in the Senate yesterday.

"Government has clearly listened to and acted on the concerns of stakeholders, including industry, regarding effective control of illegally harvested timber product imports into Australia" said Ross Hearne, General Manager Corporate Services for Kimberly-Clark.

"Lower cost illegally harvested timber product imports in Australia are the result of a lack of enforced governance in exporting countries. The Australian community rightly expects that the products they buy, particularly those from Australian manufacturers, will meet responsible standards of operation and governance. This Bill will enforce a level playing field on less responsible companies" said Hearne.