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In 2011, we introduced a new People Philosophy

Valuing People

Our goal is to provide employees with rewarding opportunities for training and advancement, fair wages and fair treatment in labor negotiations, comprehensive benefits, a broad range of health and wellness programs, a safe workplace, a productive and inclusive environment, and encouragement and support for their community volunteerism.

2011 Highlights

  • Kimberly-Clark aspires to create a performance-driven culture that is based on accountability and recognizes and rewards results, while staying true to the values that form the essence of who we are. To support this, we introduced our People Philosophy, a dynamic career experience to help shape employees’ careers and experiences at Kimberly-Clark. In 2011, we introduced several initiatives and programs, including Diversity & Inclusion, K-C Behaviors, and the development of a revamped Performance Management program.
  • In January, we initiated a pulp and tissue restructuring plan in order to exit our remaining integrated pulp manufacturing operations and improve the underlying profitability and return on invested capital of our consumer tissue and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses. The restructuring involves the streamlining, sale or closure of six of our manufacturing facilities around the world. We were successful in selling two facilities in Spain, but closed facilities in Everett, Washington, and in Australia. We provided reasonable compensation packages and support for our employees who were affected by these closures. Jobs at the facilities in Spain were transferred to the purchaser as a result of the sale process.
  • We relaunched our Small Steps program to engage our employees in sustainability initiatives they can undertake at work and at home with their families, and presented our inaugural Crystal Tree Awards, which recognizes leadership and outstanding contributions by Kimberly-Clark employees
  • We also launched an initiative to refresh our long-established program of corporate and community giving. The goal of this program is to strategically focus the company’s resources, the power of our global brands, and the generous volunteer efforts of our people on initiatives that broaden our reach and enable us to deepen the impact of our social programs.
  • Our Huggies brand Every Little Bottom (ELB) campaign in the U.S. broadened its reach to further assist mothers who struggle to provide their babies with clean, dry, disposable diapers
  • We released an updated Guide for Suppliers and introduced a new Supplier Social Compliance Standards and Checklist
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Workplace fatalities
2011
Progress
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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.

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Socially focused programs in all K-C communities
2011
Progress
62%

We are active in 62 percent of communities in which we have facilities.

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Participation by key suppliers in
K-C's program to implement social compliance standards
2011
Progress

We have communicated to all key suppliers, and are rolling out the standards to our remaining suppliers in a phased approach.

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