ALL IN THIS
TOGETHER

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO PROMOTE SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENTS.

Building partnerships that cross traditional boundaries is an important part of our sustainablility strategy.

That's why we're a member of AIM-PROGRESS, a group of companies that work together to promote responsible business practices and a sustainable supply chain.

Last year, our team in China worked with AIM-PROGRESS to co-sponsor a Responsible Sourcing Forum in Shangai. More than 300 representatives from companies across China attended this groundbreaking event, including many of our suppliers.

Promoting safe and healthy work environments can significantly improve employees' productivity and morale, which also leads to better business results. A Kimberly-Clark Corporate Social Compliance Specialist highlighted the importance of continuous improvement at the event.

Other topics included third-party labor management, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, and employment labor-laws. Peer-to-peer exchanges, through Q&A sessions and sharing of best practices by participants, helped facilitate a productive dialog.

"Forums like these can have an enormous impact on business and on people's lives. The dedication of companies like Kimberly-Clark to strengthening the entire supply chain is crucial to the success of all," said David Lawrence, Executive Director for AIM-PROGRESS.

In 2015, we achieved 100 percent participation of our key suppliers in our Social Complaince Standards Program.

“THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MEETING SUPPLIERS IN PERSON. EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. BY SHARING WHAT WE KNOW, WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EVERYONE'S SUCCESS.”

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NOT WASTED WATER

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REFORESTATION
AND STRESS RELIEF

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ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES
THROUGH CONNECTIVITY

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