ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 9 /CNW/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional will make a $20,000 donation to support sustainable forest management in Canada's Boreal Forest in honor of the end-using customer and distributor who purchase the most KCP Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products between November 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010.
Kimberly-Clark Professional is launching the awards program to encourage the purchase of these products, which are produced with wood fiber that comes from well-managed FSC-certified forests or from post-consumer recycled fiber. One $10,000 award will be made in honor of each winner for a total donation of $20,000.
"The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products," said Kevin McVeigh, associate marketing director, sustainability. "This enables consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment."
In August 2009, Kimberly-Clark Professional became the first away-from-home tissue products company in North America to receive FSC chain-of-custody certification for a broad range of tissue and towel products. The FSC chain-of-custody certification applies to a variety of Kimberly-Clark Professional tissue products marketed under the Kleenex and Scott brand names for the away-from-home market.
Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow
FSC certification is a key component of Kimberly-Clark Professional's sustainability program -- Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow -- which begins with the understanding that the way resources are used today shapes the world of tomorrow. Kimberly-Clark Professional is dedicated to reducing consumption at every stage of the product lifecycle -- from design and manufacture to distribution and disposal.
Kimberly-Clark Professional believes that reduction is the key to lowering the environmental impact of its activities as well as those of its customers. For more information, visit www.kcpReduceToday.com.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, "clean" and "industrial" manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly-Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including market-leading welding and work zone safety products. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business segments and can be visited on the web at www.kcprofessional.com.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people -- almost 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 the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.
About the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. It provides standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry. There are currently more than 100 million acres of FSC-certified forestland in the United States and Canada and more than 281 million acres globally. More than 14,000 manufacturers and distributors are certified to buy and sell FSC products, representing more than $20 billion in FSC-labeled product annually. For more information, visit www.fscus.org or www.fsc.org.
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