Each day, Kimberly-Clark and its employees around the world are driven to provide the best for our consumers, our customers and the communities where we work and live, all while minimizing the impact on our planet.
Yet as we share an ambitious strategy for 2030 and new sustainability goals for the company, we do so against the backdrop of an unprecedented challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. This global health crisis is changing the way we think about the health and safety of our teams and the accessibility of our products.
These extraordinary times have reminded us why our purpose to deliver the essentials for a better life is more important than ever, and the values that have guided us for nearly 150 years continue to shape our response to our people, our consumers and those in need.
As you will see in this report, we know that the next 10 years will be decisive. We know our consumers are concerned about the impact our products have on the environment, and we are concerned too. That's why we will focus on the areas where we can make the biggest difference – climate, forests, water and plastics.
Just as important, and incredibly inspiring to me, we will advance the well-being of one billion people by 2030 through innovation, access and programs that support underserved communities around the world. We will continue innovating our products, which service peoples' essential needs throughout their life journeys.
I’m proud of the work our company is doing to meet the challenges of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow, and I’m enthusiastic about what the future holds.