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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.
Worker holding pellets made from recycled plastic

How We Improve Workplaces Responsibly

We’re one of the world’s largest users of recycled paper in our products. We utilise 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.

Beaker on top of pile of white plastic pellets

Plastics Pacts

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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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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Zero-waste

Our facilities worldwide partner with local recyclers to upcycle our manufacturing waste, reaching 97% landfill-free status by 2019. Australia and New Zealand are targeting zero landfill waste at our Millicent Mill facility by 2022.

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Restoring Nature

Teaming with key partners, we’re investing in nature-based solutions to help restore the biodiversity of forests and bushlands across Australia and New Zealand.

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

Water

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 programme 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
Dispenser recycling programme 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

Australia Millicent Mill

Using state-of-the-art electricity cogeneration (COGEN), our Millicent Mill generates 90% of the facility’s energy on-site.

Delivery truck loaded with boxes of rolled paper towels

Scott® and Kleenex® brand hand towels manufactured in Australia use up to 30% less fibre and are more absorbent due to our innovative Airflex technology.