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Committed to Product Innovation
& the Planet

We understand the trust that comes with your decision to bring our products into your business, as well as your demand for responsible
resourcing, including supply chains committed to helping drive change. As a leader in sustainable practices, Kimberly-Clark Professional
is committed to product innovation and the planet; and ensuring sustainability is embedded in everything we do.

How We Improve Workplaces Responsibly

We’re one of the world’s largest users of recycled paper in our products. We utilize environmentally responsible shipping, reducing our carbon footprint and diverting waste from landfills. We ensure human rights are respected in our facilities, as well as our global supply chain. We pilot product and packaging innovations that lessen our impact on the environment for generations to come.

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Rethinking energy

Kimberly-Clark was the first North America manufacturer to offset its tissue, towel, and wipes production with renewable wind energy.

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A pact to reduce plastics footprint

As a founding member of the U.K. and U.S. Plastics Pacts, we’re committed to solving the problem of plastic waste. By 2025, 100% of our packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

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Increased productivity. Decreased footprint.

We’re working to create the smallest footprint in energy, waste, and water. Our 2030 goal is to reduce Scope* 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 50%, and Scope 3 by 20%.

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100% committed to zero-waste

Our facilities worldwide partner with local recyclers to upcycle our manufacturing waste, reaching 97% landfill-free status by 2019 and already achieving 100% in our European mills.

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Don’t throw away your chance to recycle

Since 2011, The RightCycle Program has helped customers divert over 1,000 tons of PPE from landfills.

Over head view of multi-building Kimberly-Clark Professional manufacturing facility

Water stewards

Water is essential to our business and the communities where our sites are located. Our commitment to recover and recycle water drives our 2030 goal to achieve sustainable water use at 100% of our facilities in water-stressed regions.

*Our Scopes 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions, and our efforts to reduce them, are calculated by the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.



Putting Waste Back to Work Around the Globe

Germany
Partnered with waste management specialist to divert used wipes from landfill to energy recovery facility.
North America
Industry-first program recycles used PPE into new consumer products.
United Kingdom
Regional trials for post-waste hand towel recycling.
Colombia
WypAll™ ForceMax wipes feature recycled cotton – an industry first. Flex film packaging for tissue and towel products feature 30% recycled plastic.
South America
Brazil & Netherlands
Dispenser recycling program keeps dispensers out of landfill or incineration.
Australia
Shipped pallets sans stretch wrap, drastically reducing plastics in supply chain.

Reduce Environmental Impact without Compromising Hygiene

Delivery truck loaded with boxes of rolled paper towels

Scott® Rolled Hand Towels compressed packaging saves up to 18% in storage and transportation. More towels per truck mean fewer trucks on the road.

Caucasian drying hands with a white paper hand towel

Our hand towels use up to 17% less fiber and are more absorbent due to our innovative Airflex™ technology.

Scott® smart restroom touchless hand towel dispenser

Our Onvation Smart Restroom Management System reduces towels, tissue, and soap waste by 47%.

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