The SAB advises on sustainability issues and best practices

Our Sustainability Advisory Board

Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB), formed in 2007, is made up of seven external thought leaders who possess a diversity of expertise and cultural experience.

The SAB advises Kimberly-Clark’s Global Strategic Leadership Team and Global Sustainability staff on sustainability issues and best practices. It provides an independent view of our sustainability programs, as well as of their potential risks and opportunities for our business.

In addition, the SAB provides an external assessment of our sustainability report. For this report, Timothy Smith, senior vice president of Walden Asset Management, provides an overview of our progress, and input from all members of the SAB can be found on each of our pillar overview pages for People, Planet and Products.

SAB members serve for no more than three consecutive two-year terms unless a particular member possesses highly unusual expertise that benefits the corporation and the Advisory Board, and each member receives an annual stipend and travel expenses to attend meetings.

As of June 30, 2012, George Carpenter, Claude Fussler, Tim Smith and Ken Strassner will complete their second terms; Malini Mehra, Andrew Winston and Ricardo Young Silva their first.

  • George Carpenter (USA), president of Fraser River Strategies and the former director of Corporate Sustainable Development at Procter & Gamble
  • Claude Fussler (France), former vice president of Dow Chemical and former director of Stakeholder Relations at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Malini Mehra (India), founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Markets, a nonprofit organization that has pioneered work on sustainability and corporate responsibility in India and its Diaspora since 2000
  • Timothy Smith (USA), senior vice president, Environment, Social and Governance Group at Walden Asset Management
  • Ken Strassner (USA), former vice president, Global Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at Kimberly-Clark
  • Andrew Winston (USA), coauthor of the best seller Green to Gold, author of Green Recovery and founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, an organization that helps leading companies use environmental strategy to grow and prosper
  • Ricardo Young Silva (Brazil), former executive president of Ethos Institute, a leading corporate social responsibility organization dedicated to mobilizing, encouraging and helping companies manage their businesses in a socially responsible way
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Workplace fatalities

While we had zero fatalities in both 2010 and 2011, unfortunately there was a recent death at a Kimberly-Clark de Mexico facility in 2012.

Fiber from certified suppliers

Nearly 100 percent of our fiber is sourced from third-party-certified suppliers such as the Forest Stewardship Council.

Net sales from environmentally innovative products

Approximately 13 percent of our net sales in 2011 came from environmentally innovative products.

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