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Kimberly-Clark on track to 2030 sustainability goals, says report


July 5, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Kimberly-Clark has released its annual sustainability report, which provides the first update on the company’s global progress toward its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals.

The company has committed to halve its environmental footprint in key areas by 50 per cent by 2030.

The 2020 sustainability results indicate Kimberly-Clark reduced its absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions (direct and indirect) from operations by 32.1 per cent versus its 2015 baseline. The company is working against climate reduction targets approved last year by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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They’ve also invented products – such as the 100 per cent FSC-certified bamboo Kleenex ECO bath tissue range in Australia – that increase use of alternative and recycled fibres.

Water usage is decreasing, too – Kimberly-Clark has reduced water use in water-stressed regions by 32.5 per cent by making improvements in its supply chain and the surrounding communities.

At more than half of Kimberly-Clark’s manufacturing sites around the world, the company has achieved 100 per cent landfill diversion. Globally, the company is diverting 96 per cent of its operational waste from landfills to higher-value alternatives.

In addition, the report provides the company’s latest disclosures against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) frameworks.

Kimberly-Clark intends to release the relevant findings and assessment results of its climate-related risk and opportunity report, fully aligned with the TCFD framework, later in 2021.