Kimberly-Clark Launches Expanded WaterLOUPE 2.0 Tool to Help Communities Develop Sustainable Water Stewardship Plans

On World Water Day, Kimberly-Clark reaffirmed its commitment to drive water stewardship in water-stressed regions around the world with the launch of WaterLOUPE 2.0, an updated version of an innovative, open-source tool to help communities analyze local risks to freshwater resources and create sustainable mitigation strategies. Co-developed with Dutch research institute Deltares, the WaterLOUPE dashboard depicts water scarcity risks for an entire watershed due to the impacts of climate change, population growth and other factors over a 30-year time horizon. Local stakeholders including municipalities, communities, businesses, and NGOs use the…

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Kimberly-Clark Mentors Collaborate With Female Entrepreneurs to Create Shared Value in the Sanitation Economy

Sylvia Nyaga – an engineer and social innovator – is the founder of Syna Consultancy, which is a start-up that aims to provide the physically disabled and the elderly in Kenya with safe, dignified and sustainable sanitation facilities through the production of accessible portable toilets. Her company faces many manufacturing challenges, and Nyaga is excited to gain valuable insights from her Kimberly-Clark mentors through the Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab. “The Innovation Lab offers an incredible opportunity to interact with talented professionals who have great experience,” said Nyaga. “I look forward to receiving…

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Kimberly-Clark Receives EPA SmartWay Excellence Award for Leadership in Environmentally Responsible Shipping

Kimberly-Clark have announced that it has earned a 2020 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping. The award recognizes companies for using a range of fuel-saving strategies in their shipping and freight delivery services that reduce transportation emissions and make freight delivery more sustainable. “We are proud to receive an eighth consecutive SmartWay Excellence Award for our efforts to minimize the carbon footprint of our transportation network,” said Scott DeGroot, Vice President of Global Distribution and Planning at Kimberly-Clark. “We will…

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Kimberly-Clark Joins U.S. Plastics Pact, Commits To Meet Ambitious Circular Economy Goals By 2025

Kimberly-Clark has announced it has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy, and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025. The first North American Pact of its kind, the U.S. Pact is a collaboration led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the U.S. Plastics Pact, Kimberly-Clark…

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Kimberly-Clark Introduces Ambitious Sustainability Strategy for a Decisive Decade

 Kimberly-Clark has announced its new 2030 sustainability strategy and goals, aimed at addressing the social and environmental challenges of the next decade with commitments to improve the lives and wellbeing of one billion people in underserved communities around the world with the smallest environmental footprint.    “These extraordinary times remind us why our purpose is more important than ever. Our values, that have guided us for nearly 150 years, will continue to shape our response to the challenges ahead,” said Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark. “I am inspired by…

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