We seek to do business with suppliers who share our social and
Our Sustainability 2015 goal is 100 percent
compliance with Kimberly-Clark social standards.
Our suppliers are the 30,000-plus companies worldwide that
provide the goods and services we need to run our facilities and
make our products. These include about 150 contract manufacturers
that produce finished products to our specifications. Some 96
percent of Kimberly-Clark's cost of sales in North America and
Europe related to our own production and contract manufacturers
accounted for the remaining four percent. We expect suppliers to
comply with applicable laws, standards and codes and to work to
enhance the sustainability of their operations.
We keep our suppliers informed about our sustainability
objectives and activities through our Sustainability at K-C: Guide for Suppliers,
launched in 2007 and updated in 2012. In addition, we meet with key
suppliers on a regular basis.
We engage a number of these key suppliers in
sustainability-related projects and objectives. Examples include
working with suppliers to help them achieve more efficient use of
packaging, forestry stewardship certification, and more sustainable
materials. Many of our suppliers have their own sustainability
strategies and goals in place.
more about Kimberly-Clark's Supplier Diversity program.