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Kimberly-Clark reports sustainability progress

May 22, 2012

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark Corporation has released its 2011 Sustainability Report - Full Circle, highlighting the company''s progress towards its Sustainability 2015 goals, according to a press release.

The 2011 Sustainability Report is Kimberly-Clark''s ninth sustainability report and is structured around the company''s Sustainability 2015 strategy framework of People, Planet and Products introduced last year, the release stated.

According to the release, the new framework represents Kimberly-Clark''s most ambitious and comprehensive sustainability strategy to date and embodies the company''s commitment to weaving a sustainable business practice and mindset into every facet of the organization and as an integral part of its global business plan.

"In 2011, we introduced Sustainability 2015, an aggressive set of goals and strategies that encompasses the full circle of our responsibilities and opportunities to improve lives by contributing to the environmental, social and economic success in the communities we operate around the world," said Suhas Apte, vice president of global sustainability for Kimberly-Clark.

"I''m proud to report we made progress on the majority of our goals during the first year of our five-year program, advancing in such areas as workplace safety, supplier social compliance standards, water and energy reductions, third-party certified fiber sourcing and generating net sales from environmentally innovative products, as well as in many other areas," Apte added.

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