Spotlight on K-C in China

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Kimberly-Clark prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen, regularly contributing to environmental protection and social welfare projects. For its performance in China in the past decade, Kimberly-Clark has been highly recognized for its product and technology innovation, quality management, and environment stewardship.

We consider it an important and integral part of our business strategy in the U.S. and abroad for Kimberly-Clark and its employees to be actively involved in and supportive of organizations in communities where we have facilities. Giving back to our communities and being a part of our communities is a key component to the success of our local businesses. We want to help make our communities better places for our employees to live and work.

The Kimberly-Clark Corporation began doing business in China in 1994. Now, Kimberly-Clark China has three manufacturing facilities in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai, producing and selling several of our well-known brands such as Kotex, Huggies, Kleenex, and Depend. While there, Kimberly-Clark is devoted to maintaining a long-term development strategy in China.

Kimberly-Clark prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen, regularly contributing to environmental protection and social welfare projects. For its performance in China in the past decade, Kimberly-Clark has been highly recognized for its product and technology innovation, quality management, and environment stewardship.

Corporate social responsibility activities in China include:

  • In 2010, Kimberly-Clark China donated RMB 200,000 to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation for drought relief in Southwest China. The program aims to provide basic survival supplies, such as water and food, to the area in southwest China that has been devastated by drought over the last several months. These funds also are being used to help the area develop a suitable water source through the Water Diversion Project.
  • The first Kimberly-Clark Children's Home was established in Shuangdong No.1 Primary School, Jingyang District, Deyang. Kimberly-Clark donated books, paper and school supplies to the school to meet their needs in order to create a good space for children to study and play after school. All funds were donated by Kimberly-Clark China employees.
  • Kimberly-Clark has donated more than RMB 6 million in cash and relief supplies to provide long-term disaster relief after the Wenchuan and Yushu earthquakes.
  • Kimberly-Clark has hosted Huggies Baby Concerts and Huggies Pre-Mom Concerts for young parents and their babies.
  • Kimberly-Clark regularly conducts Huggies Baby Swimming competitions in order to set interactive stage for Chinese families to learn about infant education.
  • In 2008, Kimberly-Clark China conducted the Depend Health Care Tour campaign to raise the public awareness of incontinence through product donations to senior homes, free community clinics, and educational lectures.
  • Kimberly-Clark China supports New Day Foster Home by donating Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissue and organizing employees to visit the orphans every year.
  • Kimberly-Clark China sponsors the Young and Female Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra, supporting quality music education for Chinese children and youth.
  • Kimberly-Clark China has collaborated with The Jane Goodall Institute in China on "3R Better Life" and "Saving Water - Saving our Planet" environmental protection campaigns in Beijing, motivating younger citizens to improve the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling daily trash and saving our limited water resources.
  • Since 1999, Kimberly-Clark China has adopted two giant pandas named Kimberly-Clark and Kleenex from Chengdu Research Base. Kimberly-Clark also sponsors a Panda drawing competition for children.


Key Partnerships:

  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
  • Jane Goodall Institute
  • China Children and Teenagers' Fund
  • China National Household Paper Industry Association

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