Personal paper products
In 2019 they closed down its Sydney manufacturing site with production moved to Asia. They still operate a manufacturing site in South Australia.
|Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Kimberly-Clark Corporation
owns 100% of Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd
|Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
Named and shamed in the 2013 CHOICE Shonky Awards for shrinking its Kleenex Mansize tissues by almost 14%, while trying to reassure us that they're still "big, strong two-ply tissues you love, just in a smaller box". Yet the wording is clever: we're not getting the same big, strong tissues we love just big strong tissues in general.
Source: Choice (2013)
Named and shamed in the 2015 CHOICE Shonky Awards for claims its kids' flushable wipes disintegrate "like toilet paper", which would be great ... except they don't. Wipe-related damage to Australian water services is estimated at $15 million and growing.
Source: Choice (2015)
This company won the 2013 FSC Supplier of the Year Award from the Forest Stewardship Council Australia Excellence Awards. These awards reward organisations that exemplify the spirit and intent of the FSC system through their management practices, contribution and promotion of FSC Certification and products.
Source: FSC Australia (2013)
This company worked with WWF from 2011 to 2018 to source the timber-based fibre used to make its tissue and towel products from forests that have been certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC label tells consumers that a timber or paper product is from a well-managed forest. This work was carried out through WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which Kimberly-Clark Australia-NZ joined in 2010.
Source: WWF Australia (2018)
This company became a participant in the Australian chapter of the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) in 2010. The Global Forest and Trade Network seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
Source: WWF (2019)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website including a stated commitment to reducing the impact of their environmental footprint, and an outline of their Sustainability 2015 Goals.
Source: company website (2014)
This company won a Banksia Sustainability Award in 2013 and 2014 for demonstrating leadership through fully integrating sustainable principles and practices into operational activities, reducing the organisations' footprint and influencing and educating suppliers and customers.
Source: Banksia Foundation (2014)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2019)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2019)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B.
Source: CDP (2019)
This company received a score of 38.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
Source: Newsweek (2017)
A 2019 report by two major environmental groups, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth, rated companies on their efforts to source sustainable materials for their tissue products. This company received a rating of 'D'.
Source: NRDC (2019)
As You Sow's 2020 report, Waste and Opportunity, ranks companies on plastic packaging pollution. The study measures the progress of 50 large companies in the beverage, quick-service restaurant, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors on six core pillars where swift action is needed to reduce plastic pollution: 1) Packaging Design, 2) Reusable Packaging, 3) Recycled Content, 4) Packaging Data Transparency, 5) Support for Recycling, and 6) Producer Responsibility. This company received a grade of D+
Source: As You Sow (2020)
As You Sow's 2019 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 215 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was 49.3% (Minimal).
Source: As You Sow (2019)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 31/100 in the Household Products category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
In June 2011 Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries. The participation scope now includes all wood fibres sourced for all of the company's products sold globally in the Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses.
Source: WWF (2011)
This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA), as using renewable energy for 31% of its electricity use for its USA operations.
Source: EPA (2020)
This company was named in the Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2018 for being a mum-friendly employer. Listed companies help working parents succeed at home and at work by providing expanded parental leaves, more flexibility with work hours, assistance for special needs, and opportunities for career development.
Source: Working Mother (2018)
This company is a participant in WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
Source: WWF (2019)
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Source: How2Recycle (2020)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website built around the pillars of People, Planet, and Products.
Source: company website (2016)
This company is a Silver Member of the Sustainable Brands Network, the leading peer to peer, learning and networking group designed to support brands in meeting their sustainability goals and ultimately become those leaders of the next sustainable economy.
Source: Sustainable Brands (2018)
Greenpeace's 'Kleercut' campaign against Kimberly-Clark began in 2004 and called for a boycott of the company for using pulp from clearcut ancient forests, including North America's Boreal forest. The boycott ended in 2009 when the company announced its Global Fibre Procurement Policy, highlights of which include: 1. Not use any fibre from the world's most ecologically sensitive forests areas, 2. Buy Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified fibre over any other virgin wood fibre, 3. Phase out its use of all pulp from Canada's Boreal Forest that is not FSC certified by 2012, 4. Increase its use of FSC and recycled fibre drastically over the next two years , 5. Buy post-consumer recycled fibre over pre-consumer recycled fibre, 6. Not use conflict wood or illegally harvest fibre.
Source: Greenpeace (2009)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 58%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: Modern Slavery Registry (2016)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$962 million in 2018|
|# Employees||950 in 2018|
|Address||Level 4 Kimberley-Clark House, 52 Alfred St, Milsons Point, NSW, 2061, Australia|
|Phone||02 9963 8888|
|Fax||02 9963 8606|
|Freecall||1800 028 334|
Products / BrandsKimberly-Clark Australia
Delsey Toilet Paper
Depend Incontinence Needs
Dry Nites Nappies
Huggies Baby Toiletries
Huggies Baby Wipes
Kleenex Toilet Paper
Kleenex Paper Towels
Kleenex Toilet Paper (Commercial)
Little Swimmers Nappies
Poise Incontinence Needs
Poise Feminine Hygiene
Pull Ups Nappies
Scott Toilet Paper (Commercial)
U by Kotex Feminine Hygiene
Viva Paper Towels
Viva Scourers, Sponges & Wipes
Choice Shonky Awards for 2015
7th Oct 2015 — THE nation`s leading consumer group Choice has asked the ACCC to investigate Kleenex, Arnott`s, Ikea and the maker of laundry balls which supposedly use infra-red rays to clean but are less effective than water.
The four referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission were today named among the biggest losers from more than 400 nominations in the tenth annual Choice `Shonky` product awards.
Kleenex was bestowed the `Gold Shonky` for its flushable cleanings cloths for kids, which were promoted as disintegrating like toilet paper ... but don`t.
`It`s very concerning, that one in particular,` ACCC deputy chairwoman and head of product safety Delia Rickard told News Corp Australia after watching a video of a Choice test in which the wipes failed to disintegrate after 20 hours of simulated flushing.
The maker of Kleenex, Kimberly-Clark Australia, said its products met global guidelines for `flushability`. However, the company recommended no more than two wipes be flushed at any one time.
`We are aware of some localised concerns from some regional water authorities and we, along with other makers of wipes products, have been proactively engaging with the Water Services Association of Australia,` a Kimberly-Clark spokeswoman said.
`It is clear business still needs to sharpen up its act,` said Choice CEO Alan Kirkland. `We hope the Shonkys encourage consumers to look critically at the goods and services they use, question poor service, hidden costs and the fine print beneath claims that seem too good to be true.` [source]