Company ranks high in Environmental Policy/Management, Standards for
Suppliers, Customer Relationship Management, Corporate
Citizenship/Philanthropy, Strategy for Emerging Markets, and Risk and
DALLAS, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Kimberly-Clark
Corporation (NYSE: KMB) ranks No. 1 in the personal products category of the
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The DJSI World rankings are
based on the long-term economic, environmental and social performance of
leading global companies across 57 industries.
Kimberly-Clark -- home to some of the world's most recognizable brands,
including Kleenex, Andrex, Cottonelle, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend --
was ranked No. 1 among a global peer group of 16 personal products companies.
"We are proud of our rankings in the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index," said Tom Falk, Chairman and CEO. "We recognize that only companies
that build sustainability into the way they do business will have enduring
success, and to that end, we are advancing sustainability throughout
In leading its industry, Kimberly-Clark ranked highly in the following
-- Environmental Policy/Management: Kimberly-Clark was recognized for its
Environmental Vision program, which provides direction, objectives and
targets to improve environmental management and performance. The
company has made significant progress in this area and is now in its
third five-year phase of the program, which is called Vision 2010.
-- Standards for Suppliers: Kimberly-Clark was recognized for its
Sustainability at K-C: Guide for Suppliers document and also its
contract manufacturers risk assessments.
-- Customer Relationship Management: Kimberly-Clark received superior
marks for its consistently high consumer satisfaction, its process for
incorporating consumer feedback into the company's processes, and its
third-party performance rankings in the Cannondale PoweRanking survey,
in which Kimberly-Clark once again was ranked among the top 10 consumer
packaged goods companies.
-- Corporate Citizenship/Philanthropy: DJSI World acknowledged
Kimberly-Clark's corporate giving as being in line with its mission to
enhance the health, hygiene and well-being of people every day,
everywhere. Also taken into account was the amount donated annually,
which in 2007 totaled $21.6 million in cash and product given by
Kimberly-Clark and its employees.
-- Strategy for Emerging Markets: The company's approach to consumers,
local sourcing and local hiring in emerging markets was recognized.
-- Risk and Crisis Management: Kimberly-Clark was recognized for its
Enterprise Risk Management process and Global Risk Oversight Committee
which oversees strategies for financial, strategic and compliance
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 leaders in each industry group.
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
-- 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 the 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 136-year history of innovation, visit http://www.kimberly-clark.com.
For more information on Kimberly-Clark's sustainability programs, please see
the company's sustainability report at
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