Kimberly-Clark is concerned with providing the best for its customers, while caring for the communities where employees work and live. Kimberly-Clark employees can create and start initiatives that help improve the lives and well-being of one billion people around the globe, always mindful of minimizing environmental impact. The company seeks initiatives that pursue to help the planet and starts to implement these differentials in its daily life.
For example, one of the tasks for Christopher F, Coordinator of Communications and Global Business Services Projects for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia), is to introduce Ecosia, a search engine that plants a tree every 45 clicks, and in return 45kg of CO2 is removed from the atmosphere. This can indicate a green alternative to searching and browsing the Internet.
“It is important to understand that climate change is real, and that we just cannot wait for others to fix it. Ecosia is a powerful tool which empowers everyone to individually fight climate change, make the world a greener place and contribute to Kimberly-Clark’s overall sustainability strategies,” Christopher says. “Kimberly-Clark helps me actively to balance my existing tasks with this exciting sustainability initiative, something I am grateful for.”
At first it was an individual idea that became sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, and then it offered the tool to staff in Poland, Malaysia and France, who became users.
“In France, the feedback was very positive. Some already knew about the search engine, but didn’t think about using it at work, some discovered it completely. Overall, my colleagues are grateful to have been introduced to the browser and happy to know that they can contribute to a greener future by taking the simplest action of surfing the web”, said Claire, Category Manager France.
“I look forward to seeing more of my colleagues using Ecosia. We can easily change our existing behavior towards a more sustainable and caring awareness of our planet”, says Christopher.
Kimberly-Clark employees have planted more than 100 trees in just over a month through the platform Ecosia.