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We are tapping the creativity of our stakeholders to achieve our goals
Manufacturing (million mt)
Manufacturing (million mt)

Essential Products for Our Customers and Consumers

With the introduction of our Products pillar, we are embracing our responsibility to manage the sustainability of our products throughout their lifecycle—including after their use.

We are working to reduce packaging, as well as manufacturing and postconsumer waste. To achieve our Sustainability 2015 goals in this pillar, we are building a foundation from which to implement processes and tools to support environmentally innovative consideration at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. We are tapping the creativity of our stakeholders—employees, suppliers, distributors, customers, consumers and our network of external expert advisors to achieve our goals.

For information on how we are working with our suppliers, click here.

2011 Highlights

  • We expanded our Global Innovation Centers and introduced our ecoLOGICAL program to enable the identification, development and tracking of environmental innovation
  • Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies brand team continued to expand its diaper composting initiatives, opening a second Kimberly-Clark–sponsored recycling plant in New Zealand and, through our partnership with Envirocomp, exploring locations for additional international plants
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250
Million new consumers touched
2011
Progress
 

We have begun tracking these numbers, and will provide an update in our next report.

25%
Net sales from environmentally innovative products
2011
Progress
13%

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

20%
Reduction in packaging environmental impact
2011
Progress
4%

We have reduced our overall impact by 4 percent, using 2010 as a baseline, by lightening the weight, increasing the recycled content and lowering the carbon footprint of our packaging.

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