Recently Lisa Morden, Vice President Safety and Sustainability, interviewed Sandra about her aspirations for Kimberly-Clark’s Global Supply Chain and Sustainability 2022.
“We have given ourselves ambitious goals by the year 2022, which are both challenging and exciting, as they stretch us to perform our very best,” said MacQuillan.
Connectivity is key in her vision – the more we talk about the social and environmental value that we want to create now and in the future, the more we will connect with our customers, consumers and our partners.
Connectivity is also about how we can find different ways to do things by aligning and working with others external to the business.
“As technology evolves and as we learn more about what we can do, it is possible that we could have a footprint that gives back, rather than takes,” she said. “The huge amount of technological change that is happening provides so many opportunities for us to be more connected and more effective in what we do. There’s no stopping us.”
Lisa Morden grew up in the forests of Northern Ontario, Canada, and eventually moved with her family to the Middle East, among other places. Her father worked for a power company that partnered with the Canadian government on foreign aid programs in developing countries.
At an early age, she began to appreciate how the world differed from place to place. And it’s a perspective she carries forth in her work with K-C – from bringing environmentally-preferred products to market to culturally integrating a sustainability mindset at K-C.
Sandra MacQuillan has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Dubai, Europe and most recently relocated to the U.S. to join K-C in February 2015. She was drawn by the company’s values around authenticity, innovation, accountability and caring for communities and the environment, mostly because she knew they matched her own personal values.
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