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Building Communities in South Africa

At Kimberly-Clark, giving back to the communities we call home is a critical component of who we are. Here are just a few examples of how - together with our remarkable employees - we work to change the world for the better:

The 3 pillars of sustainability People, Plant and Product are core to the manufacture and delivery of Kimberly-Clark products to our regional markets. Our Kimberly-Clark South Africa Transformation Charter commits us to this journey in Africa.

People

  • By creating and nurturing a working environment and a corporate culture that together attract and retain the best talent and skill we aim to be the Best Company to work for
  • We value all people who make up the diverse populations in Africa
  • Ensure that Managers and Leaders within the company reflect the diverse profile of the South Africa and African populations and that they are appropriately empowered and skilled
  • Contributing to a sustainable society through our practices and relationships within our local communities
  • Encouraging effective, open and honest communication internally regarding race, gender, culture and status and with external business partners regarding our transformation status.

Products

  • By creating and maintaining long term economic value for all stakeholders
  • Creating sustainable brand value with a target of 25% of 2015 sales from brands with improved environmental impact

Planet

  • By the continued sourcing of virgin fibre from certified forests and suppliers that prove well managed and sustainable supply
  • Reducing our dependence on volatile commodities such as fibre and energy
  • Committing to lower absolute GHG emissions 5% vs. base year 2010
  • By aiming to achieve zero waste to landfill by reduction, reuse and recycling initiatives
  • By focusing on the sustainable use of resources: water, energy and raw material
  • The reduction of air, effluent and waste emissions by continuous monitoring and improvement.

If you're interested in making a positive difference in the world, you've come to the right place. Kimberly-Clark not only encourages community building, we support our employees in their hands-on efforts. Together with Kimberly-Clark you can make an impact. Join us.

 

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