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Dec 2016

Kimberley-Clark - managing natural capital in the value chain

Sustainable thinking can reduce costs and future-proof against risks such as resource scarcity and reputation impacts.
Kimberly-Clark is a leading global manufacturer of personal care products. Sustainability has always been central to these values, and is growing in importance. It is not only seen as the right thing to do but also offers competitive advantages such as cost savings, encouraging innovation and attracting customers and employees.
This case study focuses on how Kimberly-Clark is managing natural capital in its entire value chain. It is involved in pioneering work to reduce its dependence and impact on natural resources (particularly forest fibres) in its operations and supply chain. It is also tackling the tricky issue of environmental impact caused by consumer use of its products.

 

Building resilient supply chains is essential in an era where extreme weather events are the norm, resources are scarce, and human rights abuses continue. Kimberly-Clark is embedding sustainability within its supply chain because it is a business imperative.

Mindy Lubber President of Ceres, and member of Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Advisory Board

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