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Kimberly-Clark Named Personal Care Leader In 2007 Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes


Ranking Marks Second Consecutive Year K-C Rated No. 1 Among Personal Care Companies

DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2006 – Reflecting its commitment to creating sustainable growth and shareholder value, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been selected as the sustainability leader in the Personal Products category of the 2007 Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes, for the second consecutive year. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) track the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

Only the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Index are selected as components of the DJSI World Indexes based on a range of economic, environmental and social criteria. Kimberly-Clark was ranked best in class among a group of 14 personal care companies worldwide.

“We view sustainability as a critical component of doing business, and we’re pleased to have been recognized again as the leader in our industry,” said Cheryl Perkins, senior vice president and Chief Innovation Officer. “We continue to make important progress in improving the sustainability of our products and processes. Our focus is on reducing environmental impacts and costs as we strengthen our brand performance and fulfill our commitment as an environmentally diligent and socially responsible corporate citizen.”

Kimberly-Clark earned the highest scores in its industry for a number of criteria, including risk and crisis management; codes of conduct and compliance; strategy for emerging markets; environmental performance; environmental policy and management; product impact; and corporate philanthropy and citizenship.

Additional information about Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability progress and initiatives is available in the 2005 Sustainability Report on the company’s Web site,

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Everyday, 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 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 134-year history of innovation, visit


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