TOILETS CHANGE LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ANGOLA

Caroline Pfister, Associate Brand Manager for Kimberly-Clark’s HAKLE brand, shares her story of working with a key customer to increase awareness

The research is extensive and undeniable. Unsafe water and poor sanitation can be deadly for children and their families, yet seeing the great work done by my colleagues across Europe, we realized that the HAKLE brand could create a sustainable, positive change in the lives of children and their families in Angola and South Africa.

HAKLE is the leading tissue brand in Switzerland, but we saw a bigger opportunity to bring Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer and supermarket chain, on the journey with us.

This partnership worked to increase awareness on this important topic with consumers at point-of-sale, and allowed the HAKLE brand to donate a portion of its proceeds from every product sold until the end of 2016 to help provide better water and sanitation at schools in South Africa and empower communities to build toilets in Angola.

The initiative is another step towards achieving Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 goal to improve the wellbeing of 25 million people in need.

Proper sanitation can save lives, and we are incredibly proud of the work we are doing with Migros and UNICEF to help make lives better for people in Angola and South Africa.

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Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF educate children on hand-washing and sanitation in the Nharea district of Angola.
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“Proper sanitation can save lives, and we are incredibly proud of the work we are doing with Migros and UNICEF to help make lives better for people in Angola and South Africa.”

Caroline Pfister

Associate Brand Manager
for Kimberly-Clark's HAKLE brand

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Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF educate children on hand-washing and sanitation in the Nharea district of Angola.

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Kimberly-Clark’s Toilet Change Lives program is helping improve child health in Angola and promoting a healthy environment by increasing sustainable and improved sanitation infrastructures.

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Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF are working together to prevent open defecation and ensure better access to sanitation and hygiene.

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