WASHINGTON — The Kimberly-Clark Corporation and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark''s membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), according to a press release.
Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries, the release stated.
According to the release, the participation scope now includes all wood fibers sourced for all of the company''s products sold globally in the Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses.
"At Kimberly-Clark, we believe what is good for business must also be good for the planet," said Suhas Apte, vice president of global sustainability for Kimberly-Clark.
"As the largest tissue manufacturer in the world, we are committed to responsible fiber sourcing. Expanding our work globally with WWF and the GFTN is an important way Kimberly-Clark can be part of the solution to the sustainability challenges our world faces," Apte added.
As part of its participation in GFTN, WWF and Kimberly-Clark will collaborate to realize Kimberly-Clark''s commitment to have 100 percent of its virgin wood fiber sourced from certified suppliers by 2015, which includes a preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, the release noted.
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