Unsolicited Ideas and Innovation

Unsolicited Ideas and Innovation

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Nearly 150 years ago, Kimberly-Clark’s founders established a culture that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit, experimentation in product development and creativity in marketing. Today, Kimberly-Clark teams around the world work to transform insights and technologies into innovative products and services that improve the lives of nearly a quarter of the world's population.

Because we have a large team focused on product innovation, including products in development that are not publicly shared at this time, this limits our ability to accept unsolicited ideas, suggestions or materials relating to the development, design, manufacture or marketing of our products. By strictly adhering to this policy, we can avoid misunderstandings about the origin of ideas.

We may periodically solicit product ideas within limited, structured programs that include defined guidelines for submissions. When these programs are available, they are typically well-publicized in the media or on our website. We wish you well on your future endeavors!

Q: How do I submit my innovation for consideration?
A: We cannot accept unsolicited ideas, suggestions or innovation. We may periodically solicit product ideas within limited, structured programs.

Q: Do you have any programs right now for accepting ideas? Where would you likely advertise a new program for accepting ideas?
A: We do not have a program at this time. Any program announcement will be well-publicized, and we will post information to our website with guidelines for submissions.

Q: Can I submit an idea if I have a patent?
A: Unfortunately, no. We treat all unsolicited, external idea submissions equally. By strictly adhering to this policy, we hope to avoid misunderstandings among members of the public who submit comments or ideas relating to products or concepts developed by Kimberly-Clark's employees.

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