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Kimberly-Clark commits to WWF responsible forestry scheme

1st July 2011

Kimberly-Clark has made a pledge to reduce its environmental impact by expanding its membership of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF's) Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) initiative.

The agreement sees the company committing to source 100 percent of the virgin wood fibre utilised for its personal care, consumer tissue and Kimberly-Clark Professional products from certified suppliers by 2015.

It will be working with the WWF to achieve this end and will be educating its staff on the importance of Forest Stewardship Council certification as a means of ensuring that Kimberly-Clark products utilise responsibly-sourced fibres.

The company hopes that in this way, it can help to avoid contributing to deforestation, a key cause of greenhouse gas increases and animal endangerment worldwide.

Suhas Apte, vice-president for global sustainability, said: "Expanding our work globally with WWF and the GFTN is an important way Kimberly-Clark can be part of the solution to the sustainability challenges our world faces."

Last month, the company highlighted a number of sustainability goals for 2015, including a 25 percent reduction in water use and a five percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800608985-ADNFCR

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