We evaluate environmental impacts throughout our product
development process - from raw materials used and our manufacturing
processes to product use and disposal.
In line with these principles, Kimberly-Clark Professional, our
away-from-home products business, launched Reduce Today, Respect
Tomorrow. Shifting to a broader focus for
sustainability, the campaign is designed to change the conversation
with its customers, moving beyond basic recycling.
Consistent with this approach, the team also designs products and
develops packaging solutions that exhibit the following
- Uses sufficient recycled fiber to meet or surpass the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines for content
- Contains virgin fiber from suppliers certified to well-known
forest management certification standards for sustainability
- Requires less packaging than similar products
- Helps consumers use less than similar products, resulting in
generation of less waste
Kimberly-Clark Professional is also studying real-world product
usage in order to explore how different product formats,
manufacturing technologies, fiber mixes, even dispensing systems,
can affect the quantity of product used, and how much goes to
Learn more about Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow.