Kimberly-Clark announced today its Sustainability 2015 goals, and the company's most ambitious and comprehensive sustainability strategy to date. Sustainability 2015 engages Kimberly-Clark's global businesses, brands and employees and is built on a framework of People, Planet and Products. The announcement was made from the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., an invitation-only membership organization for Fortune 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability as a strategic business issue.
K-C first set environmental improvement goals with a five-year time horizon in 1994 (VISION 2000 program), and the company has been raising the bar on environmental goals every five years. These programs were primarily focused on environmental performance at K-C's operations. The framework of People, Planet and Products now expands that focus and integrates elements that will sustain and build healthy working environments; develop programs to address broader global commitments such as the United Nations Millennium Development goals; innovate products and business models to reach new consumers globally; focus our social programs on global issues and in K-C communities; and implement programs to reduce our environmental footprint (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste).