The award recognizes Kimberly-Clark''s ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations, the story stated.
Drew Barfoot, Kimberly-Clark''s vice president of environment, energy, safety, quality and sustainability, said: "In these challenging economic times, our focus on energy efficiency is generating real cost savings for our businesses, while helping us improve sustainability, reduce our environmental impact and preserve resources for the future. This recognition as an EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year underscores our commitment to weaving sustainability through every aspect of our business."
There will be an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on March 31 to honor the company that increased its worldwide energy efficiency by 3.2 percent in one year, the story added.
For the fourth consecutive year, Kimberly-Clark ranked No. 1 among personal products companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
, which is based on the long-term economic, environmental and social performance of leading global companies across 57 industries, the story noted.