Code of Conduct

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Since 1872, Kimberly-Clark has embraced the same core values of authenticity, accountability, caring and innovation. These values reflect an understanding of our responsibility to make a positive contribution to the people we serve around the globe. In all that we do, we’re building a legacy of positive impact.

We define these expectations in our Code of Conduct. It guides our employees to make the right decisions for Kimberly-Clark, our customers and consumers by fostering a culture of integrity. We hold our business partners to the same high standards that we hold ourselves.

The Code is a resource for our employees, business partners and others who contribute to our success. We consult it regularly, ask questions if we need guidance, and raise any concerns we might have. And retaliation is never tolerated.

At Kimberly-Clark, we speak up, ask questions and seek answers. Contact us with questions or concerns at KCHelpLine@kcc.com.

Amendments to the Code of Conduct

On July 31, 2018, the Company amended its Code of Conduct. The amended Code provides additional guidance on standards of conduct set forth in the previous version of the Code, and specifies additional standards for the conduct of the Company’s business, including with respect to the following matters:

  • Non-Retaliation Policy
  • Violations of the Code
  • Managing Conflicts of Interest
  • Communicating Externally
  • Financial Integrity
  • Maintaining Strong Internal Controls
  • Compliance with Government Laws and Regulations
  • Protecting Information
  • Competing Fairly
  • Interacting with Government Officials
  • Preventing Corruption and Bribery
  • Committing to Sustainability  

None of the changes to the Code resulted in a waiver, explicit or implicit, of any provision of the previous Code. The foregoing summary of the changes to the Code is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Code, a copy of which is posted on this website.