Issued by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kimberly-Clark shares the latest progress toward its sustainability ambitions – including its work in climate, forests, plastics and other ESG areas – and purpose of Better Care for a Better World
Kimberly-Clark Corporation published its annual report on sustainability, including an update on the company's progress toward its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals, aimed at addressing the social and environmental challenges of the next decade with goals to improve the lives and well-being of 1 billion people in underserved communities around the world and reducing its environmental footprint.
“As Kimberly-Clark continues to grow our business, caring for our people, consumers, customers, partners and communities remains front and center,” said Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark. “From our commitment to climate stewardship and our efforts to develop more sustainable solutions for our product portfolio to our focus on inclusion and diversity and our ambition to advance the well-being of 1 billion people around the world, we’ll continue to drive positive impact as we create long-term value for our shareholders. That’s how we deliver Better Care for a Better World.”
Key highlights of the company’s 2021 results include:
“Our purpose of Better Care for a Better World is our call to action, challenging us to help billions of people through greater access to life’s daily essentials while building on our past successes, scaling our use of efficient new technologies, and delivering solutions that address the challenges facing our planet in the decade ahead,” said Lisa Morden, Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and Occupational Health, Kimberly-Clark. “We will remain steadfast in our efforts to reach our goals because we believe it’s the best way to care for the people we serve, it’s the right thing to do for our planet, and it helps us deliver on our purpose.”
In addition to the report, the company has provided enhanced ESG-related content on its website in order to provide more primary information about its overall strategy, progress and achievements, and make it easier for stakeholders to find the information that is most relevant to them.
“As its reporting format continues to evolve, Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to acting with care for people, communities, and the planet remains resolute,” added Morden. “In addition, maintaining transparency in our ESG disclosures in order to engender the trust of our investors, customers, consumers, employees, local communities, and other stakeholders remains paramount.”
Kimberly-Clark’s annual sustainability report and accompanying disclosures portray the company’s progress through stories that highlight our work around the world as well as key data and metrics prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards “Core” level. The reporting covers the time frame of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. For more information on the topics in this report, please visit the sustainability page on Kimberly-Clark.com.
Media Contact: Terry Balluck, Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people's most essential needs, Kimberly-Clark creates products that help individuals experience more of what's important to them. The company’s portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Sweety, Softex, Viva and WypAll, hold No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in approximately 80 countries. Kimberly-Clark uses sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build strong communities, and ensure its business thrives for decades to come.