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Kimberly-Clark Professional donates to The Nature Conservancy

May 3, 2011

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 one of its customers: Marriott International, according to a press release.

Marriott International provided the most support for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products from Kimberly-Clark Professional in 2010, the first full year that these products were available, the release stated.

According to the release, The Nature Conservancy donation on behalf of Marriott International marks the first annual award by Kimberly-Clark Professional to encourage the purchase of these products.

"Businesses and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits to people and the environment when they purchase FSC-certified towel and tissue products," said Kevin McVeigh, associate marketing director of sustainability.

"In the past, 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 consumption of FSC-certified products has changed in a short period of time," McVeigh added.

In August 2009, Kimberly-Clark Professional became the first away-from-home tissue products company in North America to receive FSC chain-of-custody certification for a broad range of tissue and towel products, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.