Kimberly-Clark Corporation Named EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year
Kimberly-Clark is committed to achieving energy efficiency targets for its manufacturing processes and has set energy conservation goals for each of its facilities. K-C estimates it increased its worldwide energy efficiency by 3.2 percent in 2008 over 2007, while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 2.2 percent. The company’s energy efficiency initiative is generating annual cost savings of more than
In choosing Kimberly-Clark as an Energy Star Partner of the Year, EPA recognized the company’s comprehensive approach to energy management, which includes rigorous tracking of energy usage at K-C facilities, the use of more energy efficient equipment and lighting fixtures, programs to raise employees’ awareness of their role in improving energy efficiency, and greater use of renewable energy sources including landfill gas and biomass to power manufacturing sites and offices.
“In these challenging economic times, our focus on energy efficiency is generating real cost savings for our businesses, while helping us improve sustainability, reduce our environmental impact and preserve resources for the future,” said
The Energy Star award follows K-C’s recent ranking by EPA as the ninth largest green power user among Fortune 500 companies based on its use of renewable energy resources. In addition, last October K-C received its second consecutive Environmental Excellence award from EPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership for leadership in conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gases.
For the fourth consecutive year, Kimberly-Clark ranked No. 1 in 2008 among personal products companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The DJSI World rankings are based on the long-term economic, environmental and social performance of leading global companies across 57 industries.
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’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well being. With brands such as Kleenex, Andrex, Scottex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company’s 137-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.
About Energy Star
Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, Energy Star offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about Energy Star, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
SOURCE Kimberly-Clark Corporation