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Kimberly-Clark Professional’s sustainability 2015 strategy
05 February 2014
Kimberly-Clark Professional’s sustainability 2015 strategy engages Kimberly-Clark businesses, brands and employees globally under three pillars – People, Planet and Products.
Under each of these pillars, we are working towards meeting a range of demanding targets that will make a major difference to the sustainability of our operations and, potentially, affect millions of people’s lives for the better. For more information, please visit: www.kcpreducetoday.com/uk
- Kimberly-Clark is committed to sending zero manufacturing waste to landfill by 2015. By the end of 2012, 78% of all waste generated directly by the company’s manufacturing operations was diverted to secondary, beneficial uses. These uses included reconstituted paper pulp, egg cartons, building insulation, cement blocks and animal bedding.
- Kimberly-Clark is aiming to dramatically reduce the waste it generates overall in real terms. From 2011 to 2012, it cut its manufacturing waste levels by 85,000 tonnes through packaging optimisation, minimising ‘off-spec’ production, and reconstituting any off-spec goods by putting them back into the production process.
- Last year (2012), Kimberly-Clark Professional*’s RightCycle programme diverted 28 tonnes of single use protective garments and nitrile gloves away from landfill – and is projected to double that volume by the end of 2013. The diverted waste is turned into plastic pellets and used to make anything from Frisbees to chairs.