Corporate Social Compliance


We believe that good corporate citizenship must be reflected in our workplaces and those who directly supply our business. Our suppliers provide training to their employees on health and safety issues.

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 manner.

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 us 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

Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Supplier Social Compliance Standards audit guide is an introduction to Kimberly-Clark, the Corporate Social Compliance team and the standards by which we will audit and remediate. 

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

Kimberly-Clark Conflict Minerals Reporting

World Bank Indicator

The World Bank Indicator includes data for 214 economies spanning from 1960 to 2013 and can provide a summary of aggregate and individual governance indictors. The CSC Team rates country risk solely on the World Bank Indicators.

Responsible forestry

Are you familiar with eco-labeled products?  See how we worked with WWF and Forest Stewardship Council® to help Australian consumers choose more environmentally-friendly products.

Innovative social programs

2.5 billion people around the world are living without access to improved sanitation, and the impacts on quality of life are significant.  We are taking action to help provide the basic essentials of sanitation.

Innovative social programs

Safety made essential

In 2014, our operations achieved a 75% reduction in machinery-related risk as a result of implementing a global safety strategy to engage all employees.   We achieved a 19% reduction in reportable incidents and zero fatalities - the company's safest year ever.

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