K-C GOES THE
SMARTWAY

Transportation Manager for Kimberly-Clark, shares how smart logistics can make a big impact on environmental performance.

In 2016, Kimberly-Clark was honored with its seventh SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and we're proud to be recognized as a leader in reducing carbon pollution and for our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.

Since 2006, Kimberly-Clark has more than doubled its use of intermodal transport. By replacing trucks with rail, the company has saved an estimated 82 million gallons of diesel fuel and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 830,000 metric tons – the equivalent of the energy used by 87,000 homes for one year. The adoption of more efficient transport has also saved the company an estimated $472 million.

Improving our supply chain efficiency is not just good for business as we reduce freight transport costs, but also a critical way for us to help Kimberly-Clark reduce its GHG emissions and protect our climate.

optimizing shipping and transportation efficiency in 2016 saved more than $54 million in freight cost, 200 million pounds of ghg emision and 9 million gallons of deisel fuels.
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Last year in North America our goods travelled 334 millions miles or more than 500 trips to the moon or back

 

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OUR FUTURE

At Kimberly-Clark, we can point to many innovations that have improved energy efficiency and introduced alternative, lower carbon solutions.

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