Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Ranks Kimberly-Clark No. 1 in Personal Products Industry for Third Consecutive Year



    
    Company Achieves Maximum Score in Areas of Environmental Performance and
    Product Information
    

    DALLAS, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -- For the third successive year, Kimberly-Clark
Corporation (NYSE:   KMB) has been named the personal products industry
sustainability leader, as measured by the 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index (DJSI World).
    The DJSI World rankings are based on long-term economic, environmental
and social performance of leading global companies across 58 industries. This
year, Kimberly-Clark was ranked No. 1 among a global peer group of 14 personal
products companies.
    "From helping generations of families improve the quality of their lives,
to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and being responsible
stewards of the environment, we have advanced sustainability through all
levels of Kimberly-Clark, striving to make it part of all that we do," said
Thomas J. Falk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to
build on our commitment to sustainable growth, which is integral to K-C's
long-term business success."
    Kimberly-Clark earned the highest scores in its peer group in a number of
areas, including achieving 100 percent ratings in the areas of environmental
performance and product information.  Other areas in which K-C was rated the
highest in the personal products category included: risk and crisis
management; strategy for emerging markets; customer relationship management;
product impact; labor practice indicators; standards for suppliers; and
corporate citizenship/philanthropy.
    Only the top 10 percent of the world's largest 2,500 companies qualify
for this prestigious list, with companies selected according to a systematic
sustainability assessment that identifies the sustainability leaders in each
industry group.
    Additional information about Kimberly-Clark's sustainability progress and
initiatives is available in the 2006 Sustainability Report on the company's
Web site, http://www.kimberly-clark.com/aboutus/sustainability.aspx.
    
    About Kimberly-Clark
    
    Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part
of life for people in more than 150 countries. Everyday, 1.3 billion people --
nearly a quarter of the world's population -- trust K-C brands and the
solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With
brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-
Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. To keep
up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 135-year
history of innovation, visit http://www.kimberly-clark.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media, Dave Dickson, +1-972-281-1481, 
ddickson@kcc.com, or Investors, Mike Masseth, +1-972-281-1478, 
mmasseth@kcc.com, both of Kimberly-Clark Corporation Web Site:
http://www.kimberly-clark.com

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