Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Ranks Kimberly-Clark No. 1 In Personal Products Industry For Third Consecutive Year
Company Achieves Maximum Score in Areas of Environmental Performance and Product Information
DALLAS.- For the third successive year, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been named the personal products industry sustainability leader, as measured by the 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
The DJSI World rankings are based on long-term economic, environmental and social performance of leading global companies across 58 industries. This year, Kimberly-Clark was ranked No. 1 among a global peer group of 14 personal products companies.
“From helping generations of families improve the quality of their lives, to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and being responsible stewards of the environment, we have advanced sustainability through all levels of Kimberly-Clark, striving to make it part of all that we do,” said Thomas J. Falk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to build on our commitment to sustainable growth, which is integral to K-C’s long-term business success.”
Kimberly-Clark earned the highest scores in its peer group in a number of areas, including achieving 100 percent ratings in the areas of environmental performance and product information. Other areas in which K-C was rated the highest in the personal products category included: risk and crisis management; strategy for emerging markets; customer relationship management; product impact; labor practice indicators; standards for suppliers; and corporate citizenship/philanthropy.
Only the top 10 percent of the world’s largest 2,500 companies qualify for this prestigious list, with companies selected according to a systematic sustainability assessment that identifies the sustainability leaders in each industry group.
Additional information about Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability progress and initiatives is available in the 2006 Sustainability Report on the company’s Web site, www.kimberly-clark.com/aboutus/sustainability.aspx.
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