Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark: Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility

At Kimberly-Clark we're 100% committed to reducing the impact of our environmental footprint. Our Global Sustainability 2015 plan encompasses and activates the power of Kimberly-Clark's global businesses, brands and employees and is built around a framework of People, Planet and Products

Our people includes our Kimberly-Clark employees and strategic partners as well as the communities in which we operate and live and we always look to create sustainable, socially responsible, long-term relationships.

Our planet must be looked after and in a world with finite resources Kimberly-Clark strives for responsible business growth and environmental sustainability.

Our products are designed and manufactured with environmental sustainability in mind, without compromising the quality we are known for worldwide.

Our sustainability strategy is a holistic way of weaving sustainable business practices into everything we do at Kimberly-Clark, and an integral component of our Global Business Plan.

We challenge ourselves to:

  • Engage with people to build enduring relationships.
  • Respect our planet and conserve its resources.
  • Deliver quality products today and for generations to come.

These sustainability challenges are part of our everyday business activity and form an important component of Kimberly-Clark's company values.

Kimberly-Clark's sustainable business practices are woven into the fabric of our Global Business Plan with clearly articulated, ambitious metrics for all business units.

Sustainability 2015 Goals for Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand

PEOPLE:

  • Volunteering - 30% of employees engaged in our volunteering program.
  • Giving - 10% of employees engaged in our giving program. 
  • Safety - Achieve a consistent culture of safety excellence.

PLANET: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

  • Ethical Sourcing - 100% fibre from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified or controlled sources.
  • Emissions - Achieve a 30% absolute reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from FY11 levels.
  • Manufacturing Waste - Zero manufacturing waste to landfill by 2015.

PRODUCT: Take a life-cycle approach

  • Post-Consumer Waste - Reduce post-consumer products impact on the environment by ensuring each division has an initiative in place.
  • Packaging - Achieve 20% recycled or renewable content in all our plastic packaging and 10% reduction in the overall weight of flexible packaging.

These sustainability goals influence our business practises at every level of the organisation.

For more information on our global sustainability 2015 goals visit the Kimberly-Clark Corporation website.


  • WWF-LYF
    WWF Love Your Forests

    Kimberly-Clark Australia proudly supports WWF's Love Your Forests campaign, aiming to raise awareness of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification and help to save the world's natural forests.

  • Foodbank
    Kimberly-Clark proudly supports Foodbank

    Find out more about Foodbank Australia and the fantastic work they are doing to tackle the issue of hunger in Australia.