Kimberly-Clark received an award in recognition of aggressive goals set and achieved in reducing greenhouse gases (GHG). The company announced last Friday that it has received a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for “Goal Achievement in Greenhouse Gas Management” from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.
The company’s ambitious sustainability strategy includes a 2030 target of a 50% reduction in its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions and a 20% reduction in GHG emissions in two Scope 3 categories (purchased goods and services and end of life treatment of sold products) – both from a 2015 base year
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our operations, especially since we were recognized for ‘Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management & Goal Setting’ as part of the Climate Leadership Awards in 2018,” said Juan Marin, Global Energy and Climate Leader at Kimberly-Clark. “Our work to minimize the carbon footprint of our brands and businesses and do our part in the fight against climate change is part of how we deliver our purpose to provide better care for a better world”
The company is advancing a comprehensive approach to achieving its climate goals, which include energy conservation, shifting to low-carbon fuels and increased use of renewable energy.
“Being a climate leader and advocate for ambitious action means taking the steps today that set up opportunity for the future”, said Nathaniel Keohane, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “The Climate Leadership Awards recognizes only those that aim high and have plans in place to achieve their goals. Kimberly-Clark has shown exactly that kind of foresight and sets an example among its peers”.
The 2021 Climate Leadership awardees represent a wide array of sectors, including transportation, technology, state and local government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer goods.
To learn more about Kimberly-Clark’s 2030 sustainability strategy, visit: kimberly-clark.com/sustainability.