ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a $10,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy to support sustainable forest management in Canada''s Boreal Forest in honor of xpedx, one of its distributors, according to a press release.
Of all of its distributors, the xpedx branch in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sold the most Kimberly-Clark Professional Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products to its customers during 2010, the first full year that these products were available, the release stated.
According to the release, The Nature Conservancy donation on behalf of xpedx marks the first distributor award by Kimberly-Clark Professional to encourage its distributors and customers to purchase FSC-certified products.
"Our distributors and their customers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits to people and the environment when they purchase FSC-certified towel and tissue products," said Richard Marriott, North American sustainability lead for Kimberly-Clark Professional.
"A few years ago, the FSC label was primarily associated with printing paper and wood products. The success of our FSC-certified towel and tissue offerings shows how much the demand for FSC-certified products has changed in a very short time," Marriott added.
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