Strengthening social compliance
At Kimberly-Clark, leading the world in essentials for a better
life is our business. We believe that the way we do our business is
as important as the business we do. Simply stated, operating with
integrity and with high ethical standards is the Kimberly-Clark way
of doing business. Our Code of Conduct provides guidance for
dealing with customers, suppliers, other employees, competitors and
the public with integrity and in an ethical and appropriate
Our Company respects international social compliance and
environmental principles aimed at promoting and protecting human
rights and the environment. Our policies align with the goals of
several international standards, including the International Labor
Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at
Work. These values are formalized in our Human Rights In Employment
Policy and Instructions.
Kimberly-Clark's Corporate Social Compliance Team provides
support to our business units for integrating human rights into our
owned and contracted operations, and advises on stakeholder
interactions based on the Code of Conduct and International
Corporate Social Responsibility standards. Should you have any
questions regarding Social Compliance, please contact Ross Nova at
Supplier Social Compliance Standards
Supplier Social Compliance Standards (SSCS) are a vital pillar of Kimberly-Clark’s workplace accountability programs. These standards are driven by the belief that good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success and must be reflected in our relationships and actions in our workplaces and the workplaces of those who are authorized to directly supply our business.
Supplier Social Compliance Standards Audit Guide
Due Diligence Process
In selecting new finished product contract manufacturing (FPCM) suppliers, Kimberly-Clark uses a multi-level due diligence process that involves surveys, reviews of supplier policies, procedures, records and in certain situations, the potential for initial and recurring manufacturing site assessments.
Understanding the latest updates and best practices in the social compliance field is key to keeping Kimberly-Clark's Social Compliance program robust and properly focused. Joining diverse groups and organizations that have global connections enables us to benchmark, develop best practices, offer internal educational opportunities, and to participate in forums in which the CSC team can participate in developing our social compliance expertise. Read further to learn about the organizations of which Kimberly-Clark is a member.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's verification the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
World Bank Indicator
The World Bank Indicator includes data for 216 economies spanning from 1960 to 2011and can provide a summary of aggregate and individual governance indictors. The CSC Team rates country risk solely on the World Bank Indicators.