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Kimberly-Clark joins UN sustainability initiative

Principles include environment, human rights and labour standards


December 15, 2010
by Purchasing b2b staff

DALLAS: Consumer packaged goods company Kimberly-Clark Corp has signed on with the United Nations Global Compact, a corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.

The compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to matching their operations and strategies with 10 UN principles. Those principles touch on the environment, human rights, labour standards and anti-corruption.

Kimberly-Clark said it is already committed to social, environmental and economic sustainability and signing on with the compact will help to advance those values.

“We’re honoured to sign on to the Global Compact’s 10 principles and pledge our support to continue engaging in collaborative projects to advance sustainability on a broader basis,” said Suhas Apte, vice-president of global sustainability at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark, whose brands include Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups and Depend, is one of 8,000 companies and groups around the world that have signed the UN Global Compact.

As a signatory, Kimberly-Clark will complete an annual submission demonstrating the company’s progress in working towards the 10 principles.