Kimberly-Clark releases 2011 sustainability report


DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has highlighted its progress toward achieving its 2015 sustainability goals.

Kimberly-Clark's 2011 sustainability report, the company's ninth sustainability report, is structured around the company's Sustainability 2015 strategy framework of people, planet and products introduced last year. Some of the highlights recorded in this year's report included:

  • Sourced 99.9% of its fiber from suppliers certified by sustainable forestry practices;

  • Generated 13% of 2011 net sales from environmentally innovative products;

  • Extended the Huggies brand Every Little Bottom campaign in the United States to assist moms who struggle to provide their babies clean disposable diapers; and

  • Kleenex brand became the first U.S. consumer tissue to offer Forest Stewardship Council-certified tissue products and extended its Kimberly-Clark Professional business' FSC certification to more than 95% of its tissue and towel lines in North America.

"Sustainability is no longer only in the realm of our operations, it is embedded across our entire value chain in every function, brand and business at K-C," Kimberly-Clark VP global sustainability Suhas Apte said. "Our progress in 2011 reflects the hard work of our employees worldwide in helping to integrate sustainable business practices into everything we do. And while we are proud of our 2011 efforts, we realize this is an area in which our work will never be done."

To access the full report, click here.

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